9 Reasons To Magnify God On Thanksgiving Day (And Every Day)

The prologue to the book of Hebrews gives us many things we can praise God for, thus magnifying who he is through our worship.  This prologue is a list of attributes and accomplishments that make much of Christ and show him as the supreme Son of God.

God spoke to our fathers.
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets (Hebrews 1:1).  God is not an unknown God.  In time past God chose to reveal himself to us through his prophets so the we may know the God who created us.

God spoke by his Son.
But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son (Hebrews 1:2).  Christ the ultimate prophet speaks the better and final word.

Christ is the legal recipient of all things.
Whom he appointed the heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2).  All things are in subjection to Christ because…

Christ is the author of creation.
Through whom also he created the world (Hebrews 1:2).  Since Christ is the author of salvation he bears authority over all things.

Christ reflects the glory of God.
He is the radiance of the glory of God (Hebrews 1:3).  Christ perfectly reflects the greatness of the glory of God because…

Christ is God.
He is . . . the exact imprint of his nature (Hebrews 1:3).  Christ is the icon of God.

Christ underpins his creation.
He upholds the universe by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:3).  Because Christ is the creator of all creation he wields the power to sustain it.

Christ’s work as the ultimate high priest is finished.
After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3).  Christ’s priestly act of dying on the cross cleanses us to worship God.  His sitting shows that his work is forever done.

Christ is superior even to the highest heavenly beings.
Having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs (Hebrews 1:4).  Because Christ’s priestly work could only be accomplished by him and this exalts him above all, even all heavenly creatures.

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