A Little Time With The 1689: Day 131

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Day 131

Of Christ the Mediator.

Chapter 8, Paragraph 1.

the heir of all things,

Scripture Lookup

Hebrews 1:2

Reflection

God ordained Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the heir of all things. All things, not just an earthly kingdom to rule, or governance of a spiritual realm, or even a little planet in the cosmos. Every last particle is to be Christ’s. A man with that much power, and yet we can fully trust Him, for He is good. It is astounding to contemplate.

How much the Father values the Son! “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased” is repeated several times in the New Testament. God exalted Christ so highly for His work on our behalf that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. (Philippians 2:9-11) If the Father finds delight in Jesus, and appoints Him heir over all things, shouldn’t that tell us that Jesus is not someone to overlook in any way? Our world is so flippant about its blasphemy concerning Jesus. It is, sadly, to be expected from them. But shouldn’t the church be zealous for Jesus’ reputation just as the Father is? Yet how often is our savior, the heir of all things, taken for granted by His very own sheep? How often do Christians cheapen His name when they purchase plastic “Jesus” action figures or share visual misrepresentations of Him? Simply because the heir of all things humbled Himself to tabernacle among us does not mean we should be careless in how we refer to Him.

Since Jesus is the heir of all things, He is deserving of the utmost reverence. As His elect, we also ought to be that much more diligent in revering Him, for He shares that inheritance with us. Romans 8:16-17 states: “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,  and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.” We are fellow heirs with Christ! We receive the blessings of His inheritance! May we be ever thankful for such a provision, and mindful of it when we are tempted to despair of any “lack” we experience in this life.

 

Questions to Consider

  • Do you long for Jesus to receive His full inheritance?
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