In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:1-3 

I was told for years and yet did not believe it. “You will become like your parents.” Disbelief was a natural response to a comment of that sort.  I used to think that there was no way I would ever do or say things like my dad. One day I found myself repeating a phrase the same way and in the same situation that I had heard my father many times before. In many ways, the human experience reflects an utterly divine one. The Son is the very representation of the Father in the most excellent way.

As many men have experienced, sin can cause us to look poorly on how we become like the father who raised us. But the holiest and untainted relationship between Father and Son is how we know God. The word used for “representation” here is the Greek word, “charakter.” It means a perfect impression. Therefore, if any man wants to know God, he must only look at Jesus. The Divine Son is an excellent impression of God, revealing to us exactly what He is like.

DO THIS TODAY: Think deeply about one characteristic of Jesus. Ask God to reveal Himself to you in His Son.

 

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