Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…. —Hebrews 1:3
I wish I could comprehend everything that the inspired Word is trying to reveal in the statement that Jesus, the eternal Son, is the “brightness of [God’s] glory, and the expres image of his person” (Hebrews 1:3). This much I do know and understand: Jesus Christ is Himself God….
We live in a society where we cannot always be sure that traditional definitions still hold. But I stand where I always have stood. And the genuine believer, no matter where he may be found in the world, humbly but surely is convinced about the person and
position of Jesus Christ. Such a believer lives with calm and confident assurance that Jesus Christ is truly God and that He is everything the inspired writer said He is. He is “the brightness of [God’s] glory, and the express image of his person.” This view of Christ in Hebrews harmonizes with and supports what Paul said of Jesus when he described Him as “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature” (Colossians 1:15), in whom “dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (2:9).
I worship my Lord Jesus today, Father God, as being equal and the same in person and in glory with You. Thank You that I can always be certain of who Christ is, the very image of You and Your glory. Amen.