Bible Devotions

Jesus is the express image of God

on July 26, 2011

 

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:1-4 NKJV 

The Bible teaches no one has seen God (John 1:18). It also teaches Jesus is the image of Him who is invisible (Colossians 1:15).  Why, even Jesus Himself said to His disciples “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father” (John 14:9).   God Almighty is too magnificent for mere humans to see and comprehend.  So when Jesus Christ was here on earth in human form, he was the representation of God Himself, in a physical way we humans would be able to understand.  Jesus was a picture of God’s character.  His life was a model for us to follow.  

Likewise, we Christians (or little Christ) are to be representatives of God to the unbelieving world.  By choosing to live God’s way instead of our way, we let God’s glory shine out from within.  We are not our own, we were purchased by the precious blood of Christ (1 Corinthians 6:18-20).  Now, let our bodies become tools of righteousness used by God for His glory (Romans 6:13).   

Lord Thank You for sending Jesus into the world, that we may know You.  Thank You for Your Word and Your Spirit which leads us in all truth.  Thank You for being a God who cares for us and will reveal Yourself to those who seek You.  In Jesus name, Amen.  

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2 responses to “Jesus is the express image of God

  1. Scotti says:

    Amen!

  2. […] Jesus is the express image of God В« Bible Devotions Mar 19, 2007 … The Bible teaches no one has seen God (John 1:18). It also teaches Jesus is the image of Him who is … […]

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