A Meditation for the Lord’s Day: December 13, 2020

A Meditation for the Lord’s Day: December 13, 2020

Christ is the Image of God, the brightness of God’s glory, and the express image of His person (2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3). In Christ, the invisible God has become visible. Whoever sees Him sees the Father (John 14:9). Whoever wants to know who God is and what He is must behold the Christ. As Christ is, such is the Father. Further, Christ is the Word of God (John 1:1 and Rev. 19:13). In Him the Father has perfectly expressed Himself: His wisdom, His will, His excellencies, His whole Being. He has given Christ to have life in Himself (John 5:26). Whoever wants to learn to know God’s thought, God’s counsel, and God’s will for mankind and the world, let him listen to Christ, and hear Him (Matt. 17:5). Finally, Christ is the Son of God, the Son, as John describes Him, often without any further qualification (1 John 2:22ff. and Heb. 1:1, 8), the one and only- begotten, the own and beloved Son, in whom the Father is well pleased (Matt. 3:17; 17:5; John 1:14; rom. 8:32; Eph. 1:6; and Col. 1:13). Whoever would be a child of God, let him accept Christ, for all who accept Him receive the right and the power to be called the children of God (John 1:12).”

– Herman Bavinck

 

 

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