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Christ is Better, Yes He Is!!


In Hebrews  1:1-3 the writer explains just who Jesus is and how much he is better than just a man.  Hebrews 1:1 God, after He <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29965A" data-link="(A)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>spoke long ago to the fathers in <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29965B" data-link="(B)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>the prophets in many portions and <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29965C" data-link="(C)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>in many ways, in these last days <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29966E" data-link="(E)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>has spoken to us in <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29966F" data-link="(F)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>His Son, whom He appointed <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29966G" data-link="(G)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>heir of all things, <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29966H" data-link="(H)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29967J" data-link="(J)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29967L" data-link="(L)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>purification of sins, He <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29967M" data-link="(M)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>sat down at the right hand of the <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-29967N" data-link="(N)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>Majesty on high,

In realizing the birth of Jesus and celebrating that gift at Christmas time we really try to humanize Jesus.  Of course, Jesus was God-Man and that is proven by his physical birth and the years He took in growing into a man.  There were at least 30 years of physical growth Jesus experienced and His life in the midst of man was an amazing thing, but….He was still God also.  Our desire to make Jesus more like us causes us at times to minimize who Jesus was….so we can get our head around the awesomeness of the Son of God.  We can never minimize the majesty and glory of who Jesus was and is because it can take away from our very attitude about Jesus.  When I pray to the Lord I know that Jesus understands and hears those prayers, as weak as they might seem. He can relate because He did live on this earth as a man, but He can relate much better because He is the loving, omnipotent God that knows and sees all things.  He doesn’t have to relate to us from his being a man. He can relate perfectly to us as God, because He is God.  In verse 3 the scripture in Hebrews 1:3 says, “He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature and uphold all things by the word of His power.”  That is Jesus!!  That is God!!

The ministry of Jesus began and those people who had seen Him grow up and knew about


Him and that He was Mary and Joseph’s son had a hard time realizing that He was God come to earth.  In Luke 4:22 it says, 22 And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NASB-25086A" data-link="(A)” style=”box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;”>Is this not Joseph’s son?” God was working His plan through Jesus, His Son, and the earthly memories people had of who Jesus was caused them to miss the realization that He was God.  Hopefully, our thinking about who Jesus was as a baby will not cause us to miss the great power and glory of who Jesus is to us now.  He is God!  We read of the humanity of Jesus, as He was born of a virgin in a stable.  Never forget the deity of Jesus as the Son of God.  He is not just a good prophet come to bring hope.  Jesus is the Son of God Almighty and He deserves our highest praise as we live and follow Him.   Some might try to minimize Jesus as being a man like any other man, but He wasn’t according to verse 3 in our Hebrews scripture. Here’s what Paul wrote in Romans 14:11 For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shallgive praise to God.”  Who do you bow to?  Your boss at work?  Your spouse?  Your friends?  Your social group?  Only Jesus deserves our praise.  The next time you want to make Jesus just another one of your buddies, keep this in mind. He is God!  In verse 4 of Hebrews 1 it says “having become  as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.”  

Down and out and feeling lonely? Speak the name of Jesus.

Problems of life beating you into submission?  Speak the name of Jesus.

Family and friends don’t have hope?  Speak the name of Jesus.

Christ is better.  yes He is!!

The pilgrimage continues…

David Warren

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