Jesus Christ 5

After making purification for sins,
he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high
Hebrews 1:3c (ESV)

Jesus is greater! Greater because of His superior position, His preeminent nature and also because of His marvellous works.

Jesus Christ made purification for sins. How much we appreciate this work of our Lord and how marvellous it is indeed! It is in Christ on the cross that God’s wrath on sin and His love for people meet. According to Psalms 85:10, righteousness and peace kiss each other in Christ. Only the Father could come up with such an amazing idea. Only Christ could work it out!

Purification for sin is received by faith. Last summer I received a voucher for 10 CHF from the Swiss Federal Railway. Though there were no strings attached I let it sit on my desk for quite a while and nearly forgot about it. When I looked at it again, I saw that the expiration date was October 31. It was already October! Soon afterwards, I booked my next train ticket to the airport on the internet. During the process, I was asked to enter the voucher code and I did so. Immediately the price was reduced by 10 CHF. It was great! I would have loved to have a few more of these vouchers! Jesus Christ made purification for sins – this is God’s one and only voucher for everyone who needs forgiveness of sin and wants to enter heaven.  We make use of God’s “voucher” when we believe that when Jesus died on the cross, He made purification for our sin.

When one day millions of unbelievers line up before the judgement seat of Christ, it is because they deliberately chose not to make use of this voucher. But people need to hear about it while they are still alive! This is our responsibility! CEF exists to tell children about Jesus Christ, who made purification for sin.

He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. This seventh sentence is the climax in this glorious chain of descriptions that show the greatness of Christ. To sit at the right hand of the highest Majesty is not for everyone. Who is worthy? Only someone very, very special! Well, here is one who is heir and creator of all things! Who is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact imprint of His nature! Who upholds the universe by the power of His Word and has even made purification for sins by shedding His own blood! Who could be more suitable?! Christ indeed is worthy to sit at the right hand of the Majesty on high!

And behold, we saw His glory! (John 1:14)

Gerd Walter