I cannot think of a more meaningful and worthy topic for my inaugural blog entry than the excellencies of Jesus Christ. Recently one of our Men’s Bible Studies wrapped up a two year study of Hebrews, and, I am currently preaching through Revelation. In very different yet equally compelling ways, both present the reader with an unavoidable truth that Jesus Christ is in a class of His own.
The Hebrew prophets and early apostles are worthy of respect, but Jesus receives worship. God says He alone is to be worshiped; yet He declared of Jesus, “Let all God’s angels worship Him.” (Heb. 1:12, NIV) As well, Jesus is openly worshiped by an innumerable cast made up of every created being: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Rev. 5:13, NIV)
Correctly understanding God’s truth in large part rests on understanding and embracing who Jesus is. Get it wrong on Jesus, and you’re building your house on a crooked foundation. We preach Jesus as Lord and Savior; the Creator who reigns and is the only One to offer forgiveness of sins and hope for the future. Weigh carefully your activity today, for our mandate is clear: “And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Col. 3:17 (NIV)