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DIVINE ATTRIBUTES OF CHRIST
For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1 Corinthians 15:27
The Bible ascribes to Christ certain divine attributes. For instance, omnipotence. Hebrews 1:3 says that He upholds "all things by the word of his power"--no stronger statement than that is possible. "All things are put under him" (1 Corinthians 15:27). Then omniscience is attributed to Him. In John 2:24-25 you will find the claim, "he knew what was in man." It was not necessary for anybody to tell Him.
Then omnipresence is attributed to Him also. Matthew 18:20 says, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I." In Matthew 28:20 He says, "And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end." And in John 3:13 there is a very striking statement: "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven." He said those words while He was on earth "the Son of man who "is in heaven." And, indeed, the apostle Paul writes that He "filleth all in all" (Ephesians 1:23)--again a very comprehensive statement.
Another divine attribute is His eternity: "In the beginning was the Word" (John 1:1). We also have statements about His immutability: He cannot change. Hebrews 13:8 tells us, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Then, of course, the Bible asserts His preexistence. Colossians 1:17 tells us, "And he is before all things." In John 17:5 He prays, "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."
A Thought to Ponder
The Bible ascribes to Christ certain divine attributes.
From God the Father, God the Son, pp. 267-268.
Today’s devo is taken from Walking with God Day by Day © 2003 by Good News Publishers. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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