Scripture: “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son (whom he appointed the heir of all things) through whom also he created the world.
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature and he upholds the universe by the word of his power…
After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” Heb 1:1-4
Observation: I begin to see the unfolding of the Character and Attributes of God and particularly the Trinity. What I read, when I read it slowly, is the Majesty and Wonder of the Most High.
Application: When I think about “application” things, I guess I have to think “how does this apply in my every day sort of stuff?” What are the affects? What should be the affects? One word that comes to mind is:
This is different than the word “faith” or “belief” in application. Dictionary says in part that “confidence is a belief or trust of somebody to act in a proper, trustworthy, and/or reliable manner.” A dictionary definition of “faith” includes a trust without logical proof.
Trust without logical proof is not what the writer of Hebrews is communicating. On the contrary, he is starting off with definitive, principled, factual, and accurate descriptions of God.
I am trying to change my ways by not saying stuff like “this is what I believe”; but framing my thoughts and my words in the manner of “this is how God is…”, “these are His ways…” etc.
I read the first 4 verses and I see definitive and imperative words and phrases. There is nothing wishy-washy about them. “Many times and in many ways, God spoke…”, “his Son whom he appointed as heir of all things”; and each one of these verses can be broken down this way.
I see “His Son through whom he also created the World” and my inner view of Jesus is expanded. I see that Jesus is the “radiance of God’s Glory and the EXACT imprint of God’s nature” and well as “upholds the universe by the Word of His power.”
And with that majesty and awesomeness as his Character and Attribute, the Son went to the Cross for purification of Sin. Awesome; majestic; inconceivable Glory.
This is how I fill in all the Facets of the Gospel—one Jewel, many sides; each having a splendor all its own but unfailingly a part of the Whole.
Prayer: Lord God Almighty: This is crown throwing stuff right here; fall on the face stuff. How wonderful You are, glorious Trinity! AMEN.