December 6, 2020, Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17, Hebrews 1:1-5, ISSL Reflections, Post 2

This week’s Scripture is given in three translations here –
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201%3A1-6%2C%2016-17%2C%20Hebrews%201%3A1-5&version=NRSV,GNT,MSG

V.
Spend some time reading these words from Hebrews 1:1-5,

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son;
today I have begotten you”?
Or again,
“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son”?

VI.
In classic works of systematic theology you usually saw a chapter devoted to the “Person of Christ” and another devoted to the “Work of Christ.”

Read again the Hebrews passage above and look for what it tells you about who Jesus is, and what he did.

Does that give you any thoughts on the “call” on his life, work, and path that you encounter in the Scripture?

VII.
As you reflect on Jesus’ call, what comes to you about what “calls” you?

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}


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