Satisfaction has been an elusive entity since the beginning of creation. Even now, the dissatisfaction of man is seen in a lack of what we have or in who we are not. You don’t have to look far to see that we have become fixated, focused, and fascinated with the temporal. The latest gadget soon becomes old when an upgrade comes out. Individuals deemed most beautiful this year, are absent from the list the next year. Our hearts are on treadmills – forever chasing but never catching.
Preaching Hebrews 1:1 – 3 left me with this polarazing truth, satiation escapes humanity unless hearts on fixed upon Christ. The finite will not find fulfillment outside of Jesus. On the contrary, no matter what the circumstances of life may be, hearts stayed on Jesus will be complete. They will not be moved by the passing pleasures of sin (Hebrews 11:24 – 26) or the vanity that the world displays as the beginning and end of mankind’s fulfillment.
The superiority of Christ is the thread that binds the book of Hebrews together. Christ is shown to be superior to angels (Hebrews 1:4 – 14), worthy of more glory than Moses (3:3), superior to Old Testament sacrifices and the Old Covenant (9). In essence, the author of Hebrews takes the incompleteness of Old Testament rituals, covenant, sacrifices, and people of the past, and tells his audience that their incompleteness is satiated in Jesus Christ.
Dr. Leon Morris stated, “the thrust of the of the whole Old Testament is such that it leads inescapably to Him [Christ]. As we come to the first three verses of Hebrews 1, one of the main facets that we should note is the author’s assertion of the superiority of Christ being the final word. He makes a comparison from the past program to the present portrayal of God’s word (1 – 2a). When God spoke to the prophets and patriarchs of the past He did so incompletely (Hebrews 11:39 – 40). However, when He spoke to us in His Son, the word was final.
There is nothing to be said outside of Christ and no one to be found outside of Christ. We cannot make what we posses in this life nor any other person created in the image of God our chief desire. The final word is in Jesus. All of Scripture has to do with Him, and since He is the final word, may we listen to what has been said in Him in order to find our completion in so great a message.