Daily Bible Reading for Monday, January 22nd:

The Heir of All Things

[This is part one of a deeper study of the article 7 Reasons Christ is King. To get better context, you can click there and read it first.]

The Hebrews writer begins the letter by establishing Christ as the King of kings. Seven reasons are listed verifying his authority,(Hebrews 1:2-3) not over just earthly things but of heaven, the universe – all things. These are listed from lowest to highest, starting with the idea of his being a son, and appointed as the heir.

Family fortunes have always passed through the bloodlines just like legal authority in world’s kingdoms. The only begotten son of God is therefore his rightful heir. The writer no doubt had these verses in mind as he labeled Christ the heir of all things:

  • Psalm 2: 8 – … I will make the nations your heritage …
  • Zechariah 9:9-10 – … And His dominion will be from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.
  • Hebrews 1:5 – You are my Son, today I have begotten you (Points back to Psalm 2:7. Paul quotes it in Acts 13:33)
  • Hebrews 1:5 – I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son (2 Samuel 7:14 – The seed that was promised to David was not Solomon but Jesus Christ)

Since the Jews have denied Christ’s Sonship from the beginning, these strong proofs from the old Law were meant to show them (even remind them) that the idea of a Son of God is not a new idea.

Part 2: The Creator of All Things

About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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