Jesus: the Exact Representation of God’s Nature
“His Son . . . who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person . . .” (Hebrews 1:2-3a).
Jesus is beyond human words.
When we try to “express” or “explain” Jesus Christ, there are no words to express Him fully, neither His Person nor His glory.
Jesus is an eternal revelation, just as the Father is an eternal revelation.
The New Testament letters are an attempt to “summarize” or “explain” Jesus Christ, our most holy faith, and much more.
A great concise summary is found in Hebrews 1:3.
Notice that there are two parts to the short “explanation” or “summary” of Jesus:
1. The brightness of God’s glory
2. The express image of God’s person
Therefore, there is the glory of Jesus.
And there is His Person.
The glory of Jesus Christ is inexpressible.
The Person of Jesus Christ is inexpressible.
Jesus, the Image of the Invisible God
Jesus “is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15).
He is the visible representation of the unseen God.