Scripture— Hebrews 1:1-4
“Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things…” (Hebrews 1:2)
Hebrews begins by making some big statements in its first three verses.
Christ is the “heir of all things.” Prophets were sent to speak to God’s people. They brought important news and teachings from God, but they were merely messengers. Now God has come and has spoken to His people directly through His Son, who is the “heir of all things.”
This reference points back to Psalms 2:7-8, which says, “I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.”
In Jesus, God fulfills this amazing promise.
Jesus is the Heir who receives all that the Father has. Peter says that this inheritance is “… incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:4)
So what does this mean for us? As followers of Christ, we are adopted into God’s family as his children, and we are “joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). As co-heirs with Christ, we are set to inherit all that Christ inherits — namely, salvation from sin and eternal life with Him.
Prayer: Lord, you promised us the rich inheritance of eternal life with You. Help us to keep our eyes focused on Christ, our Brother. Amen.