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The Superiority of Christ

Daily Reading: Hebrews 1

Scripture Focus: In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. (Hebrews 1.1-2)

Devotional Thought: The book of Hebrews argues that Christ is superior in all things:

  • Christ, our Great High Priest, is superior to the priests who officiated under the Levitical system (v. 6).

  • The covenant of Christ is superior to the Old Covenant given to the Jews at Sinai (v. 7).

  • Christ is greater than Moses and Aaron (v. 13).

  • Christ is superior to angels (v. 14).

There are more than 100 references to angels in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Angels are featured throughout the Old Testament and mentioned in the book of Hebrews. We generally think of angels of being messengers for God; they did serve that purpose. They ministered to Jesus (Matthew 4:11), and they protect and minister to us in our time of need. Angels are wonderful creatures, but the difference between Christ and angels is clear. Jesus is not an angel; he is the Son of God (v. 5). Jesus is not an angel; he is worshiped by angels (v. 6). Jesus is not an angel; he is God (v. 8). Jesus is not an angel; he is the eternal Creator of all things (vv. 10–12).

So, here is the whole summary of Hebrews in one sentence. Ours is the High Priest of high priests, and he is seated. His work is done - complete finished for all time and for all people. So, what does the superiority of Christ mean for us? That Christ is the Son of God means that Jesus is the greatest person in the universe alongside his Father. Therefore, all he taught is true, and all he promised will stand firm, and all his soul-satisfying greatness will never change.

Pastor Dale

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for being my great High Priest, Creator and all sufficient Savior. I acknowledge your superiority in all things. Amen

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 46.1-7

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. 6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

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