The truth that we are deeply flawed humans is supremely overshadowed by the truth that we have a triumphant Savior and He has a plan. His presence and our acknowledgment and devotion to Him equips us to overcome every challenge we face as believers. As stumbling creatures, we own nothing more empowering than this strong, never changing moniker of His love: “He is with us!”
In a just a few verses in Hebrews, we find every reason to believe that His presence is enough. Jesus is the greatest.
Jesus is the greatest owner.
“He (God, the Father) has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things.”
In this chapter the writer reminds us that Jesus owns it all. This changes our perspective on the sufficiency of Jesus. If He owns it all then we truly are without want. God lavished everything on the Son who gives to us all good things.
Everything we need, he has. Everything we toss His way is made ever more glorious and effective. In His presence we walk into the sanctuary of the divine and encounter the aroma of warm, holy bread. God’s word tells us that He is the giver of everything good. What an amazing thought! If Jesus is the one who gives and He is our champion, how could we ever lose in this life or the life to come.
Jesus is the greatest artist and creator.
And through whom also he created all things. Hebrews 1:2c
Just think about this amazing creation. There are 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. And the brightest astronomers will tell you that there are more than that many galaxies in the universe. They can’t be counted, much less named. Your body has more than 50 trillion cells and the more we know about cells, the more we find that each cell is like a huge metropolis of activity and parts.
This was no accidental occurrence and in this verse we find who holds the keys to this macro and micro creation.
Jesus is the greatest resource.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being sustaining all things by his powerful word.
Man sustains his belongings, his career, and his activities by the sweat of his brow. God sustains the entire universe with His Word! And He’s asked us to trust Him as our resource. He owns the herd! This is how Christians through the years have given dangerously to him through tithes and offerings. When we give, we are saying, “God, I trust you with my resources because I know that You own it all. It all belongs to you.” That’s what we are saying when we give. God promises that he will keep His end of the deal.
- Do you trust Him to sustain you during financial turmoil?
- Do you trust Him to sustain you when marriage become difficult and kids rebel?
- Do you trust Him to sustain you when the grey clouds of adversity discourage you?
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.
John 6:35 (HCSB)
- Jesus is the greatest authority.
…You crowned them with glory and honor and put everything under their feet.”
The writer of Hebrews uses this word picture to describe Jesus’ authority. He is above it all. He wears the crown of authority and everything is under him.
Still most people, including Christ-followers scrape and fight to get the upper hand in life.
Most people live their lives in calculated steps marching to their internal mental metronome. They measure their moments by pleasure and risk management. Most people in the church are prone to use worship as a guilt squelching, touchy feely, two dose shot in the arm. It’s just tragic. Most people are far too busy achieving to acknowledge who really holds the keys. They will end their life’s in greater regret of the smallness of lives hypnotic noises and the drone of the daily grind.
And this one and only Jesus is our brother, father, provider, healer, friend, confidant, and redeemer.
We aren’t made holy by all of our good deeds, our prohibitions on vices, or ability to look holy. Jesus makes people holy. He covers us in His righteousness and here’s the other amazing truth: He calls us his brothers and sisters. This is the mystery of grace.
- What problem are you facing that’s too big for Jesus?
- What need are you lacking that’s too great for Jesus to handle?
- What leadership crisis in your life is too complex for Jesus?
I recognize you as my Source and my sustainer. Lord, I bow before you and trust you with everything that is within, beyond, around and beside me. Lord you have full access to my life. Possess me Lord, Renew me. Revitalize me. Change me. Transform me. Correct me. Equip me. Love me.
I acknowledge that above all you have full and complete authority. I speak against any power or earthly principality that seeks compromise me blood relationship with you.