Jesus Christ: the Scarlet Thread of the Bible

3 Sep

This is a series of devotional studies showing Jesus Christ in all of Scripture, not just in the New Testament.  We glory in the fact that He is the Great Object of Scripture, the Scarlet Thread woven throughout the narratives within the meta-narrative of the Old Redemption story. More than just a collection of stories, the Bible has one great theme; how God worked throughout history to save a people for Himself. History really is His Story.

We’ve all heard those songs or presentations of Christ in every book of the Bible.  They are so inspirational.  He really is in every book of the Bible, and it doesn’t require a Theology degree to find Him there.  Yet, within each book, He’s often manifested to us in more than one type or shadow.

As I contemplated that, I began to write them down as I came across them in my Bible reading.  Then I thought about what I knew about each of these things
already, and how that knowledge has helped my faith-walk.  Then I researched each one and found even more depth.  I was astounded at the wonder of the
Gospel, the Holy Spirit Who has revealed these things to us, the Person and Work of Christ and the God Who planned it all.

Walk with me through the Scriptures and stand amazed in the Presence of Jesus the Nazarene.  You’ll see why the twenty-four elders in the book of Revelation, cast their crowns before Jesus in worship.  We are unworthy of the least of His mercies, and yet He gives us not only mercy to save us from hell, but grace, that brings us to Heaven, forever.  And further, He rewards us for the  works He has gifted us to do.  When He crowns us, do we deserve such favour?  No!  All glory goes back to Christ, our All in All.

“Whenever the living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne saying:

‘You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honour and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.’”

Rev. 4: 9-11

Pia Thompson

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