Christ is the radiance of God’s glory and the full expression of His essence, through Whom God made eternity. Christ bears all of His power in the Word, He brings men’s souls back into focus on salvation, achieved through faith.

To be “paid” with salvation, we must make salvation our “core” business, if not our only business, our heart’s business. We must focus our energy on compliance with God’s Word and on faith.
Otherwise, if we focus on deviations, i.e. sin, then our “payment” will be death, or failure to share in the eternity.
Christ is the “bridge” between God and man, He is the “full expression” of what the relationship ought to be, the model for men’s focus on faith.

The author has to go through great lengths to explain to his readers who Jesus is amongst the angels, Moses, man, the prophets, the devil, and the priestly order, what it means for Christ to be fully God and fully man.

In the final analysis, the relationship between God and man and God’s spiritual laws are relatively simple. The hard part is for man to remain focused on them. And that is why we have Moses and the law, Scripture, the prophets, Christ and his teachings, the apostles, the martyrs, the saints, the Church and its fathers, the akolouthia, the chanting, the icons, spiritual reading and writing, and so forth. Stay focused, dedicate yourself to these things.