Showing posts from September, 2021

Son of Man

The “one like a Son of Man” from the Book of Daniel is the source for Christ’s self-designation, the “Son of Man” – Daniel 7:13-14 .  In the gospel accounts, the “ Son of Man ” is the most frequent self-designation found on the lips of Jesus. The term is derived from Daniel’s vision of the figure “ like a Son of Man ,” the one who approached the “ Ancient of Days ” to receive the kingdom. At the end of the age, “ all the tribes of the earth ” will mourn when him “ coming on the clouds of heaven ” - [ Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash ].

Son Surpasses Moses

The “word” of the Son is superior even to the “word” of Moses, the “servant” and Great Lawgiver in the house of Yahweh .  Hebrews  next demonstrates the superiority of the sonly word by comparing it to Moses, the servant of Yahweh. Implicit in the argument is the priority of the “ word spoken in the Son ” over the Mosaic legislation, and at this point in the letter, the comparison with Moses is most appropriate - [ Photo by  Tobias Rademacher  on Unsplash ].

Future Glory - Resurrection

Paul linked the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation since both are integral to the promised redemption  –  Romans 8:1-23 .  In  Romans , Paul declares that there is “ now no condemnation ” for anyone who is “ in Jesus .” This happy condition is because the “ law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set them free from the law of sin and of death .” And his letter also links the salvation of believers to the inheritance of Christ and the  redemption of the creation itself   - [ Photo by Mario Dobelmann on Unsplash ].

Both Jew and Greek

The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a key theme in Romans. Both stand or fall before Him on the same basis  –  Romans 1:15-16 .  Paul wrote to the Romans to prepare the ground for his planned visit to the city, and to deal with conflicts between Jewish and Gentile believers. In the first half of the letter, he presents a detailed explanation of his gospel, and in the second, he deals with questions about the status of the Jewish people and conflicts in the congregation - [ Photo by John Cafazza on Unsplash ].