His Only Son, Our Lord

John Tousley

Read: Hebrews 1:1-9

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. (v. 2)

What higher or greater things could be said of Jesus than what is revealed about him in Hebrews chapter 1? He is God’s “Son” and “heir” (v. 2), personally involved in creation, worthy of worship.

Who is Jesus in relation to us? Christians should be mindful that as His [God’s] only (by nature) Son, Jesus is our Lord, who rightfully owns us now. The Holy Spirit dwells within believers; our bodies are his temples. We do not belong to ourselves anymore, to do as we please. We belong to our risen Lord. Christians were “bought with a price” (1 Cor. 6:20), our Savior’s sacrificial death. This calls for God-glorifying purity and devotion.

Believing in Jesus as our Lord moves people of all ages to grateful service. Marie and Laura were beyond the age for Vacation Bible School, so they were planning to serve as helpers. However, the VBS trainers asked if the two teens would be willing to team up and serve as leaders of a small group. With a measure of nervousness, they agreed.

The girls organized their teaching supplies, studied their Bible lessons, and prayed, resting their concerns with our trustworthy Lord. At the closing program, one of the students asked Marie a question that affirmed her grateful service to Jesus our Lord, “Will you be my teacher again next summer?”

—John Tousley

Prayer: “O Lord, I am your servant” (Ps. 116:16).