And, "YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;Hebrews 1:10(NASB)
In a few short verses the writer to the Hebrews whisks us through a 'whistle-stop tour' of the infinite wonder of the Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal glory of His Person.
We discover Him to be the full and final revelation of the eternal God to mortal man.. and we are informed that He is superior in every element to the greatest of human-kind and the most exulted of the angelic host.
“I will not give My glory to another,' is the unchangeable decree from the lips of Almighty God, and yet with equal authority He proclaims to the Lord Jesus Christ: “You throne O God is for ever and ever and the sceptre of Your kingdom is a sceptre of righteousness.'
And yet the magnificence of His Person; the majesty of His office and His eternally-appointed judicial-role as King-of-kings, Lord-of-lords and righteous Judge-of-the-earth, is further magnified as we discover Him to be our Creator-God for: God the Father says to the God the Son:
In the beginning, LORD,
You laid the foundation of the earth
And the heavens are the works of Your hands.
They will perish, but You remain.
They will all wear out like clothing.
You will roll them up like a cloak
And they will be changed like a robe.
But You are the same, and
Your years will never end. Psalm 102 25-27
The eternal, invisible, self-existent God was to set aside His glory and to clothe Himself in frail, human flesh and be born as the perfect, mortal man.. Who was destined to die a criminal's death.. and He did it for you and He did it for me.
The LORD Jesus Christ is the incarnate Word God through Whom all things were created.. and by Whom all things hold-fast together. In the beginning the LORD Jesus Christ laid the foundation of the earth and by the might of His power. He flung stars into space.. and yet foolish man exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever -
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Through Him all things were created - all things in heaven and the things upon the earth - the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities: all things have been created by Him and for Him.
And the LORD Jesus Christ was born to die as the sacrifice for humanity's sin.. so that all who believe on Him.. might be reborn from above - and live with Him forever.
Heavenly Father, I am amazed that You loved the world so much that You send Jesus to be our Saviour - I am struck dumb and stand in awe of at the magnificence of the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ; the majesty of His office and His eternally-appointed judicial-role as King-of-kings and Lord-of-lords. Thank You for sending Jesus to be my Saviour. May I live my life to His praise and glory now and forever, AMEN.