Hebrews 1:1-2 (ESV)

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, [2] but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

The writer to the Letter to Hebrew believers wastes no time in getting to the main point of why he is writing them. Jesus is better. There is nothing better than Him. This one main thought is pounded upon us throughout the whole Letter.

If this little devotional should cause you to want to read the Book of Hebrews to see the marvels of the Saviour then do this before you get into studying the Book. Read it through without stopping. Read it like the Letter that it is and get a gist of what it is about. When you do that you will see, if you are a believer led in your reading by the Holy Spirit, that this Letter is about Christ and how He is better than anything else that God has ever given or will ever give to us to help us know Him. The writer gets into this main point immediately.

God used to speak to the people of Israel through prophets. But he does not do that any more. He does something better. He speaks to us through Christ. And there can never be anything better than that.

This needs to be thought through. If God Himself can do no better than what He has done by sending His Son into the world to save people from sin, then it is abundantly plain that we can do no better than follow that Christ. To follow any philosophy, religion, lifestyle, leader, teaching, that is not based on Jesus Christ is to follow that which is second rate. Any system of thought that does not have at its head, Jesus Christ the eternal God man, then it is leading people wrongly.

People who say they have tried Christianity and found it deficient were not looking at Christ in the way that the Bible portrays Him. He is above everything. Take that and then remember that this One who is above everything, has made Himself known and is knowable. He came to save and bring people into a loving relationship with Himself. We hear stories about celebrities who keep themselves apart from their fans. They see themselves as above the common people who are not rich and famous. And we have a Saviour who is above everything and whose purpose in coming to earth was not merely to allow us to spend time with Him, but to die for us so that we could live. This is too marvelous for words and it should send us to our knees in humble joyous gratitude. Oh what God has done. Oh what He continues to do.

Today, remember who it is that you know and marvel that you know Him and serve Him obediently from your heart for He is worthy of that and so much more.

If you do not know Him then you should at least know this. Not only are you rebelling against God, but you are settling for less than the best. The best is offered to you. There can be nothing better for you to do than turn to Christ in repentance and faith. And there can be nothing more foolish than to opt for something or someone else.