Focal Passage: Hebrews 1:1-4
“Is that your final answer?” Few questions struck fear into the heart of game show contestants as that question from the wildly popular “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” On the show, contestants work their way toward winning $1 million by correctly answering a series of questions in a multiple choice format. Once the contestant settled in on their answer, the host would ask, “Is that your final answer?” The question became so ingrained culturally, that TV Land included it in their 2006 show “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catch Phrases” special.
In the book of Hebrews we discover that God has answered that same question with a resounding “YES.” Jesus is God’s final answer. Hebrews is one of the most helpful books in the New Testament at helping us understand how all of the Old Testament ultimately points us to Jesus. Even in the opening verses of the book, that theme is clear and unmistakable.
The first two verses of Hebrews chapter one tells us that God, in the past, has spoken in various ways. He has used prophets, dreams, visions, intercessors and even creation itself to speak of His glory. But now the anonymous writer says, in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. Indeed, we are in the “last days” because God has given us His final answer.
The writer tells us about God’s Son (v. 3-4). He says He is the exact representation of God’s being. Do you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus. He tells us that Jesus sustains all things by His powerful Word. Why does the earth stay in orbit around the sun? Because the Son tells it to. He tells us the Son provided purification for our sins and then sat down at the right hand of God. He sat down, because His work was done. It was completed. Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God. Everything else in the Bible has been pointing forward to the day when God would speak clearly and finally. He did so in Jesus. Jesus truly is God’s final answer for us. But He did not win $1 million, He won the salvation of everyone who would believe in Him.