Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.(Hebrews 1:1–4, ESV)
Jesus is the exact imprint of the nature of God. He is a mirror of the Heavenly Father’s glory. This is an amazing truth. When you see Jesus, you see the Father. While Jesus was on the face of this earth, he corrected the religious leaders, spent time with those labeled as sinners, comforted the hurting, healed the sick, and fed the hungry. He is total compassion. He loves flawlessly. He engages selflessly in people’s lives. He protects. He is devoted to his Father’s house. He is merciful. He loves justice and upholds the truth.
When you think of God’s nature, what comes to mind first? Do you see the face of Jesus when you contemplate God’s goodness, his holiness, his faithfulness, or his loving kindness? This is what is powerful about Jesus—100% human and 100% God. We cannot comprehend this, but it is true. He is the King of Kings and the Lamb who was slain for us.
What is imprinted on your nature? Our human nature has been scarred by the sin of this world, but every believer has been transformed through faith in Jesus. Each of us is stamped with the nature of God in our spirit, and we are called to imitate Christ. The key is realizing that when Jesus came into our lives, we received a new nature that is rooted and grounded in who God is. We are new because of Jesus . . . free because of Jesus . . . alive because of Jesus. We can live in healthy relationships because of our Savior.
Father, I thank you that you have spoken to us by your son, and I praise you for all that he has done for us! You have imprinted my nature with your nature. You have actually transformed my nature into yours. Lord, let me walk so that your nature is visible to others. . . . (Continue praying.)