The firstborn Son of God. Those words defy meaning. Full of mystery and wonder. Yet, the Father calls Jesus “the Firstborn.”
The rightful heir of all things. Begotten, not made. Of the same substance as the Father. One with the Father.
The highest in authority and honor. The one who called creation into being and sits in the judgment seat. All creation lies at His feet.
The majestic Conqueror who rides in victory over sin and death, the greatest enemies of the people of God.
The One who overcame death in His own strength, proving to all creation that He stands in the power and authority of Eternal God.
And our Brother, who loves us and gave Himself for us. The one who saw us in our need, separated from the Father who made us, and came to give us His own life.
Jesus, the Firstborn of the children of God—of whom I am a part. My God, my King, my Lord, my Brother, and my Friend.
That’s who Jesus is!
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Colossians 1:15
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18
But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.” Hebrews 1:6
… and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, Revelation 1:5