As Christians, it is so important to not only learn about Jesus but to also learn from Him. Only Jesus saves. In the old testament times, before Jesus came, people looked to prophets to help lead them in the ways of righteousness. However, since Jesus came into the world, no longer did people have to look to prophets for answers any longer, for they had Jesus to go to. Even through the Holy Spirit does the Lord Jesus speak to us directly when we call upon His Name. Paul helps us understand this as we open up to Hebrews, chapter 1, and begin reading with verse 1. It reads, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Hebrews 1:1-3) Now, you may hear from different churches that are not of God, like in Mormonism, that you need to follow prophets and listen to what they say in these latter days. However, is this what we just read? Absolutely not. Therefore, don’t listen to these false teachers and begin to open your heart to Jesus instead. He wants to teach you so much.
Speaking of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, He is the one we must follow and listen to now. Earlier, we learned so much about Him in verses 1 through 3. That Jesus is also the creator of all things heaven and earth and is the in the brightness of the Father’s glory. He is in the express image of the Father and all things are under His power. And the best part is that He is our Savior and purged our sins as He died for us on the cross. But in the resurrection, He now sits on the right hand of God the Father, who is the Majesty on high. Praise the Father and the Son. They deserve the glory. Lastly, Paul said the following about Jesus. That He, “being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” (Hebrews 1:4-6) I hope you would agree that Jesus is better than the angels in heaven. Even that His Name is more excellent than theirs and all humanity. Jesus is the only begotten of the Father, therefore His glory shines brighter than all else but His Father. Therefore, the angels worship Jesus, as well as His true believers on earth. Give Him praise and glory. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will remember that You are alive, Jesus, and that You are able to answer all our prayers in the times we are living. In the Old Testament times, people didn’t have the luxury of calling upon Your Name for answers. Because You had not come into the world yet, they could only look to a promised Messiah, who would come in the near future. And You did come, Lord, even as a babe to Mary and Joseph. You didn’t come as a king but as a humble servant on earth. I am so amazed by the life You lived and I pray that I may also live like You did. I know that I will never be perfect, but I will continue to strive to live in Your holiness. Abide in me, my Lord, and King. Sup with me a little while, that I may learn from the King of glory. You died for my sins and the sins of this world, and we don’t thank You enough for what You really did for us. But as for me, thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Lord, for suffering so much on the cross that I might live and be forgiven. As You now sit on the right hand of the Father, I can see that You are waiting for Your true believers to listen up and follow You. I am Yours, God, please lead me by the hand. Help me throughout my life to know the way and to not be led astray by false teachers and the enemy. I want nothing to do with their evil schemes but what You desire to teach me. I believe in You, Lord. I trust in You. Amen.