If you’ve ever had an interest in sport, even if just from a general knowledge perspective for your local pub quiz, you’ll have come across numerous G.O.A.T (Greatest of all time) debates. From Pele, Ronaldo (Football), Jordan, Lebron James (Basketball), Lomu, Pocock (Rugby) to Bradman, Tendulkar (Cricket), popular sport stars are pitted against one another as the GOAT of their respective sport. Though some stats will lend some credibility to whoever ranks top, the G.O.A.T debate is highly subjective due to the differences in era’s, the competition, evolution of stats available etc, between athletes.
In Hebrews chapter 1 we see that when it comes to the overall G.O.A.T in existence there’s NO competition, NO debate, there’s ONLY ONE man standing – Jesus. Jesus’s supremacy (or greatness) over all things..sports, creation, wisdom, goodness, joy, peace, power, you name it, is trumpeted by the writer of Hebrews. There’s no option for anyone to say there’s anything or anyone greater or better than Jesus, he is above all created things. How so? Simples…as you read in chapter one Jesus is:
1, The Son of God (v2), whom God (The Father) has spoken through – he’s greater than the prophets.
2. The creator of the world (2), and the universe (10) – he is greater than all creation.
3. The sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins (3) – he is Saviour.
4. “The radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature” (v3) – he is God.
5. He upholds the universe by the power of his word (v3) – he is all powerful.
6. He is worthy of angelic worship (v5) – he is greater than the powerful angels.
7. He is eternal (v12) – he is beyond the limitations of time.
Simply put, Jesus is the G.O.A.T. He’s worthy of my (and your) awe and worship today. After all he’s the most brilliant, most powerful, most beautiful, most exciting and the best being there is (and that there ever was or ever will be). Crucially, he saves us from our sins, through simple belief that he does so, and he saves us from a life of chasing after the wind in our pride and vanity, and raises us up into a life of abundance with him.
What is there you struggle with or are anxious over – faith, finances, health, success, the future, the past? As he’s also the greatest of all time in listening, and answering/blessing “according to the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:5), why not turn to Jesus in simple faith and ask of him according to your need?