Bible Reading Day 309
We have reached the Book of Hebrews, and we will be here for a while! This is another book full of content and application for us today, despite being thousands of years old! The author is unknown, but a significant group of modern scholars hold to Priscilla being the author. Others (especially in earlier centuries) offered Paul as the author. The only certain conclusion we can draw on authorship is that God knows! Here is a summary of the book.
Writing to, or for, a Jewish audience, the writer uses many rich Jewish concepts to illustrate and explain the significance of Jesus the Messiah.
Here in Chapter 1, the first section is explicit about the deity of the Son, and the superiority of the Son over angels. Angels were held in similar esteem to the saints of some traditions today – venerated and even worshipped. But the writer to the Hebrews is clear – only one deserves our worship – the Son of God who created the universe and has cleansed us from our sin.
The key verse of this chapter is verse 3: “The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.”
As you read this chapter, recall the long history of Israel, God’s chosen people, and rejoice at the conclusion of God’s plan of salvation in the Son, the Messiah, Jesus.
Have a great day!