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A More Excellent Name

Anchor Devotional - 10.05.16


The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his
powerful word.

Hebrews 1:3a

When you start your prayer time intentional about expressing adoration to God, consider the introduction to the book of Hebrews. The writer compares the surpassing glory of Jesus to that of the angels. The Bible does give us some descriptions of angels. We have ideas about their appearance that have worked their way into our art forms, our literature, and our songs. But in every aspect, Jesus exceeds the angels, superior to them, as the writer of Hebrews says.

In Christ, we have the most perfect image of God. Because of Jesus, we understand better God’s nature, power, and glory. Jesus told His disciples, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9b). Therefore in Christ we find the most perfect revelation of God. And His name is more excellent than any of the angels because it is the name of the Lord.

Perhaps your words of adoration in prayer would say, “Lord, you are our great high priest, more excellent than the heavenly hosts. You uphold the universe and dwell among us. You are worthy to be praised!”

Scripture Focus

Hebrews 1

Insight

Jesus Christ is not just a man. He is fully God and fully man, the perfect image of God and worthy of all praise.

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 51-52
  • Psalm 96
  • Acts 19