Monday, January 07, 2013

Memorization Monday - Hebrews 1:1

This year on memorization Mondays, I am going to be posting verses that summarize the teaching of the book of Hebrews. I thought this would be a good way for me and others to hide God's Word in our hearts in such a way that we have a grasp of an entire book of the Bible by the end of the year. The entire list can be found here.

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

Now the verse ends there, but the sentence does not and so to pick up the entire thought you need to put both verses 1 and 2 together. As you think about these verses there are several things to notice. First God has spoken. He did not remain silent. He is a communicating God. Second, God uses various ways to speak. He has spoken through prophets and others in the Old Testament. But verse 2 tells us that now His last communication has been to speak "in Son." That is, He has spoken through Jesus Christ. He has nothing else to say to us at this point in history. Jesus is all that needs to be said, and the record of the Old and New Testaments is all that we need to know for a life of godliness.

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