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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Who is Jesus to You (Hebrews)

Could it be that we sometimes ask the wrong question? Rather than ask about the differences between someone's beliefs and our own, what if we just focused on "who is Jesus to you?" Because what we believe about Jesus governs every part of our lives.



What I love about the book of Hebrews is that it gives us new understanding of who Jesus is.


Hebrews 1:2-3 God 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; 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.


  • Jesus is the spoken Word of God

  • Jesus is heir of all thing

  • God made the universe through Jesus

  • Jesus is the image of the invisible God, God the Father

  • Jesus, Himself, purged our sins.

  • Jesus, today, is seated on the throne of God, at the right hand of God the Father


People often wonder if they are to worship God alone, should they worship Jesus. The answer is Yes! Even the angels are instructed to worship Jesus:


Hebrews 1:6 And when He brought His supreme Son into the world, God said, “Let all of God’s angels worship Him.


Only God is to be worshiped. And God the Father says, "worship God the Son."


God the Father goes on to describe Jesus as:


Hebrews 1:8 But to the Son He says: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom."


Which throne is this talking about? God's throne. We serve one God who manifests Himself in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each "person" of God is fully God. There is only one God and one throne of God. God the Father says of God the Son, "your throne is forever and ever."


Hebrews 3:1 Consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.


To Jews, the highest human authority was the high priest. To Christians, the highest human authorities were God's apostles, "the ones who are sent." As both Apostle and High Priest of our confession, who lives on forever, Jesus is our God and our Savior, who has made a way for us to be reconciled to God the Father based on His sacrifice in our place.


We submit to Jesus with the confession of our sins and with all of the trials that are more than we can bare. Jesus is the only one who can forgive our sins and give us the strength to keep moving forward.


But each of us has to answer the question, "who is Jesus to you?" Is Jesus your Lord God who chose to step off of His throne in heaven, make Himself lower than the angels for a little while by taking on human flesh, living a sinless life, dying the death that we deserve so that we can be forgiven as He gives all who trust in Him, His righteousness.


Dear Lord, I am nothing but a sinner. I didn't grow up understanding who You are and Your great love for me. Lord, I can never do enough good to even pay the debt for one of my sins. Without your sacrifice, I am forever separated from God. Without your love and strength, there is no way I could navigate the trials that I have faced through this life. Jesus, you are my everything and I will forever worship and adore You. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.



Jan Weihl

Living Word Ministries



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