Consider Jesus: The First Born

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

Several times n the New Testament, Jesus is called the “firstborn,” in the KJV first ‘begotten,” several times in different aspects, but always with the same basic meaning, that of being the most preeminent one.

Heb 1:6 “…He again brings the first-born into the world…” Jesus is the first-born of God. Of the children of God, Jesus is the first, the main, the most important one. 

Col. 1:15 “And He is…the first-born of all creation.” In all creation He is the most preeminent. This is true to the degree that this passage declares all things were made “for Him” and “by Him.” 

Rom. 8:29 “…His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren” Of all the brethren, He is the first, the primary, the most important one. He is the head of the order, the savior or us all, and the great example for the brethren. 

Rev 1:5 “Jesus Christ…the first-born of the dead…” Of all those raised from the dead, and there with a handful in the Old Testament and in the gospels and Acts, He is obviously the most important one. His resurrection proved Him to be the Son of God and brings us salvation. 

So in anything he’s involved in, He is the most important one of it. As the psalmist prophesied long ago: “I also shall make him My first-born, The highest of the kings of the earth.” (Ps. 89:27)