Hebrews 1.1-2 – Many Into One

The letter to the Hebrews is a great part of the Bible. It almost typifies the whole thing; it’s a book about how much greater than everything else Jesus is. We have been preaching through it verse by verse for a while at Saar Fellowship, and we’ll resume this study in a couple of weeks. If you want to refresh yourself before we do, you can do so here. The letter begins like this,

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Hebrews 1.1-2

The anonymous writer begins by referencing his shared Jewish past with his audience by saying long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets. As we have been working through the Minor Prophets over the summer, we have said that each and every one of them points to Jesus, as does all of Scripture (John 5.39-40). So God spoke to the previous generations referenced here by the prophets, who all pointed to the coming of Jesus. 

Now, says the writer to the Hebrews, He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world.


 

The whole counsel of God’s Word anticipates Jesus, previews Jesus, prepares us for Jesus, reveals Jesus, details Jesus, reviews Jesus, and promises that He will come again.

For us, today, now, just think – how does this change me? How does this affect my day? How does the fact that the entire Divine narrative points to One person impact me? 

God’s message is now so concentrated, the smoke has lifted and we see clearer than ever that Jesus is the way, Jesus is the truth, and Jesus is the life, and that without Him, we will never be in right relationship with God the Father (John 14.6).

In visual form, it looks like this,

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many into one.

This One person wants to have a personal relationship with you. This person died a substitutionary death for you so that, if you believe in Him, your sins won’t be held against you. As the message of the Prophets went from many into One, so did the consequences of our sin; many consequences into One person. 

Now we know this to be true, the choice is ours – what will we do?

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