Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jesus Christ - The Preexistent Creator and Savior

For centuries the Jewish nation had anticipated their Messiah. Even Gentiles anticipated a Savior or Deliverer due to the influence of Judaism in various parts of the world. Little did they know that the Messiah they were expecting had existed eternally.

The Scriptures are replete with examples of iron-clad proof that Christ Jesus was both the agent of creation and had been designated as Savior. The Word was with God and the Word was God (John 1:1.) All things were created by Him and nothing that was made was made apart from Him (Eph 1:3-5.)

Christ Jesus existed before the creation of this universe and He is exalted in rank and person above everything in this universe. We have the utmost privilege of not only worshipping this creator-savior, but we are called to know Him.

The Westminster Catechism captures in just one succinct sentence the essence of the greatest and most joyous of all privileges known to man when it asks,

“What is the chief end of man?” “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to know him forever.”

How are you doing? How are you glorifying God? How are you enjoying Him now? In what ways will you enjoy Him forever?

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