3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
In this context the word, “glory” refers to God’s glory. It is unique to God alone and Jesus has it because he is the source of this glory and the light which radiates from him. . . . As the stamp of an image on a coin distinguishes the government behind the coin so Jesus has the distinguishing mark of divinity. . . . The seat at the “right hand” is a seat of honor, in fact, of highest honor. (Psalm 110:1) Finally, in the words of the children’s song we gain this last perspective change, “He’s got the whole world, in his hands, He’s got the whole world, in his hands, He’s got the little bitty babies, in his hands, He’s got you and me friend, in his hands, He’s got the whole world in his hands” (Ps. Dale)
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God, Jesus and man?
- What do you feel God is telling you through these passages?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you can share this message with?
Read the Bible verse above a few times, slowly, and note any words or phrases that jump out to you. Pray for wisdom and revelation as you take time in God’s presence.