In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:1,2 NKJV)
God has actively reached out to us since the beginning of time, inviting us to know Him more intimately and to understand His will for our lives. He has used a variety of methods to reveal His character and plans for us. Each of these ways demonstrates His love for us. In this daily devotional, we’ll be focusing on Hebrews 1:2, which teaches us about the ultimate way that God has sought to communicate His will to us: through His Son, Jesus Christ.
One of the ways that God has sought to communicate with us is through dreams. The Bible says in Joel 2:28, “Your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” Throughout history, dreams have been a source of divine revelation, and God frequently uses them to communicate His will to His people.
Another way that God has sought to communicate with us is through visions. The Bible says in Acts 2:17, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Visions often took the form of visual or auditory phenomena, such as seeing angels or hearing the voice of God. They served a variety of functions, such as communicating divine warnings or instructions, providing guidance and direction, revealing future events, and reinforcing religious beliefs. Visions were a source of encouragement or guidance, as well as a warning or reprimand. They played a significant role in shaping the beliefs and practices of the people of God. Visions remind us that God longs to reveal His will for us, and they encourage us to pursue Him more deeply.
God has also sought to communicate with us through angels. The Bible says in Hebrews 1:14, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Angels are messengers sent by God to bring guidance and comfort His people. They protect us, direct us, and encourage us in our spiritual journey.
Another way that God has sought to communicate with us is through a voice from heaven. This can be seen in the story of Jesus’ baptism in Matthew 3:17, where a voice from heaven says, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” God unequivocally reaffirmed both Christ’s divine nature and His role as God’s Son through His voice from heaven.
God has also communicated with us through the Urim and Thummim, which were judgment stones used by the High Priest to seek guidance from God. The Bible says in 1 Samuel 28:6, “When Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by the prophets.” The Urim and Thumim stones were a way for God’s people to seek guidance and direction from Him.
God has also communicated with us through the prophets. The Bible says in Amos 3:7, “Surely the Lord God does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” The prophets were chosen by God to deliver His message to His people, and they served as a source of divine revelation and guidance. They encouraged God’s people to follow Him more closely.
However, the ultimate way that God has communicated his will to us is through his Son, Jesus Christ. In John 1:14, it says, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Our key text, Hebrews 1:2 says, “In these last days, he has spoken to us through his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through whom he made the universe.” Jesus is the full expression of God’s love and grace, and He is the one through whom we can truly understand and experience God.
Jesus, as the Word made flesh, was not just a messenger, but was actually God manifested in the flesh. He lived among us, performing miracles and teaching us about God’s love. He also died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead, showing us the ultimate expression of God’s love for us.
Through Jesus, we see the fullness of God’s character and will. In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the ultimate way for us to understand and communicate with God. When we trust in Jesus and follow him, we receive the Holy Spirit, who helps us understand God’s will and purpose for our lives.
In conclusion, God has communicated His will to us in many ways, but through Jesus, we have the ultimate understanding of who God is and what He desires for our lives. As we follow Jesus and trust in Him, we can know the fullness of God’s love and experience His presence in our lives. May we always be open to the ways that God is speaking to us, and may we respond with faith and obedience.
I would like to invite you to engage in some self-reflection by asking some questions. In what ways has God personally communicated with you? How has your conversation with Jesus been going recently? Have you kept the lines of communication open through prayer and study? Have you been spending time in His word, seeking to understand His will for your life?
Prayer Points Based On Hebrews 1:1-2
- Pray for a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ as the ultimate revelation of God
- Pray that you may understand the power and authority of Jesus as the Son of God.
- Pray that you honor Christ’s divinity and sonship through your life.
Prayer Based on Hebrew 1:1-2
Heavenly Father, I come to You today with a heart full of gratitude and a desire to know Your will for my life. I thank You for speaking to us through Your Son, Jesus Christ, who is the radiance of Your glory and the exact representation of Your being. As I study Your Word, I ask for wisdom and discernment to understand Your voice in my life. I pray for the guidance of Your Holy Spirit and for the courage to follow Your call. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Last modified: February 7, 2023