Who is This Jesus We Speak Of?

by Lee Buford on April 12, 2012

Who is this Jesus we speak of?

To answer the question in a comprehensive and befitting manner would certainly require considerable discussion, depending upon the nature and setting of the question at hand. There is no shortage of biblical text to support a definitive answer. In fact, the entire Bible points to Jesus and God’s plan to redeem a fallen world to Himself through the Son, providing us with a wealth of resources, descriptions, and teachings relative to the question.

I personally find myself going back again and again to first chapter of Hebrews when reflecting on the question of who He is…

 1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 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. 3 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, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. – Hebrews 1:1-4

  • Son
  • Heir of all things
  • Agent of creation
  • The radiance of the glory of God
  • Exact imprint of his nature
  • Upholder of the universe by the word of his power
  • Redeemer
  • Sacrificial, unblemished lamb
  • Justifier
  • Superior to angels

To reflect on Jesus as the “radiance of the glory of God” never ceases to set my eyes and heart upon His glory with awe and amazement. This Jesus we speak of is all of these things and more. He is EVERYTHING, and He is worthy of our constant reflection and worship.

Take some time daily to simply reflect on Him, His nature, His character, and His finished work on the cross. When our eyes, hearts, and minds are set on the glory that is Him, our joy is maximized and our worship is pure.

May we set our eyes upon Him, praising His good and holy name, for there is not a more a more excellent name.

 

 

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