Jesus Is Greater

Jesus Is Greater

January 1

Read: HEBREWS 1:1-12

I’ve grown uncomfortable with the level of fandom that some famous Christians receive—the way we sometimes quote passages and spend hours in passionate conversation about a pastor’s latest book. How we post lengthy tributes on social media upon the death of a famous theologian. Having another believer influence your faith for the better is not bad, but the fandom trend makes me wonder: have we become more passionate disciples of our pastors and theologians than of Jesus Christ?

This is an age-old problem. It is why the apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians that he and Apollos were simply “servants through whom you came to believe” (1 Corinthians 3:5). It is why the writer of Hebrews proclaims that Jesus is greater than the angels. We must always remember that while creation is indeed “very good” (Genesis 1:31), nothing—and no one—is greater than Jesus.

Lord, we rejoice in this new year. With the angels and all the saints, we worship you. We proclaim that Jesus is greater than all, the exact imprint of God’s very being. AMEN.

About the Author

Corrie Gustafson Montoya | I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, but in adulthood I have made homes in six other states and in British Columbia. In addition to my work in college student ministry, I have also served as a local church pastor and as a hospital, hospice, and school chaplain. I moved to South Florida in December of 2018 to serve as a chaplain at Covenant Living of Florida. In my first two years here, I met and married Dennis Montoya, who is a computer technician for our county school district. My hobbies include reading, baking, playing board games, and singing along to music. I’ve also blogged at pastorwithapurse.com for ten years. Together, Dennis and I enjoy exploring ethnic cuisine and walking or swimming at our city park.

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