Thursday, January 26, 2017

verse 2

"In these last days has spoken to us in His Son
whom He appointed heir of all things,
through whom also He made the world."

His last word is His Son, heir & creator.
This is His last will and testament,
the will that spells out what God wants to leave to us.
But it also reveals who He is. 

"His Son...through whom also He made the world."
(verse 2)

"In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through Him,
and apart from Him nothing came into being
that has come into being."
(John 1:1-3, NASV)
"Without Him nothing was made that was made."

"God has many heirs, for if sons, then heirs,
heirs of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ."
But there is "none by whom He made the world,
none in whom He speaks,
and by whom He has delivered a complete revelation to mankind,
but Jesus the Christ...
The apostle begins with the lowest state in which Christ appeared:
1.  His being a Son, born  of a woman...
2.  an Heir of all things.
3.  He then describes Him as the Creator of all worlds."
(Adam Clarke)

One of the tools given in researching on is the availability of reading the wills of our kinfolk of previous centuries. After reading many of these online, sadly besides diving up land, horses, cattle, silver spoons, and linens between the heirs, there too often is the leaving of their slaves, dividing them up amongst their descendants.  The only person God has left us with is His Son.  He gave Him to man, and look how we treated Him: He was despised and rejected; betrayed by His own, was whipped and spat upon; a crown of thorns was thrust upon His head to mock Him; He carried our heavy burden; was stripped and crucified where He bled and died.

As I began this life, it was easy at first when young to float lazily through it. Then it became increasingly rapid as more and more tributaries fed into the rushing stream.  Now it is almost in flood stage as it rushes by in a frothing torrent.  As I am swept along, sometimes I feel as if I am almost swamped, about to be drowned in its current. 

In other words, it is true that the older you get, the faster time flies.  Thus, there is a constant need to adjust our last will and testament.  Our previous guardians for our older children may sigh with relief that they were never called upon to finish raising our rowdy bunch since all but one has left the nest becoming adults.  

"The heir is a term relating to the creation which followed, 'By whom He also made the worlds.'  Therefore the Son was before all worlds.  His glory reaches from everlasting to everlasting, though God spake by Him to us only in these last days."  (Adam Clarke) So as we are called in to sit with our hands folded as the will is read, we have much to ponder.  We are God's heirs.  Our rich inheritance is not only to be enjoyed here, but in eternity.

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