Isaiah 37; Song of Solomon 4:1-8; Hebrews 1

Let’s take a look at the first chapter in the Book of Hebrews. Unlike other epistles, Hebrews does not start with a greeting and salutation. This leads one to question who is the author of the book. In just a short amount of research of my own, what I found is that no one really knows 100% for sure. There are some signs that it COULD have been Paul, based on similarities between some of the verses in Hebrews and in the known letters of Paul. However, the differences in the style of writing between this letter and the known letters of Paul are significant enough to bring into question if someone else was involved. According to Zondervan Academic, it very well could have been a close associate of Paul’s.

Just the first paragraph alone has a lot to say here. God has always been there, and through much of history, spoke through many prophets. That all changed when he sent his Son. He no longer spoke through prophets, but spoke through Jesus. This Jesus has also always been there, and all of creation came into being through HIM as well as the father. Jesus is an exact replica of God himself, but in human form. But because he IS God, he is equally as knowing and powerful. And following his sacrifice at the cross for our sins, Jesus was placed in the seat of honor in heaven next to the Father.

The rest of this first chapter elaborates more on the exact status of Jesus in the world and universe. And that status is equal to that of the Father, which is above all else in their great creation.

What is the moral here? I think it is that, where once in ancient Jewish (and eventually Christian) history, it was ONLY God the FATHER and all else was below Him. But, in reality, there was more to God than just as the father. And that more includes Jesus, who is equally as omniscient and omnipresent as God himself. And that power is what wipes away our sins and reconciles us to God.

We serve an amazing God. To Him be the glory.