God’s Final Word: His Son
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s gloryand the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
The Son Superior to Angels
5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father”[a]?
“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son”[b]?
6 And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”[c]
7 In speaking of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels spirits,
and his servants flames of fire.”[d]
8 But about the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.”[e]
10 He also says,
“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.”[f]
13 To which of the angels did God ever say,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet”[g]?
14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
OK so some people might be wondering how we got all the way to Hebrews this week before starting Leviticus on Friday. We just journeyed through Exodus seeing how Israel learned to trust God. We saw Jesus exemplified through the tabernacle and Gods glory come down to abide with them. Gods glory, that’s the connection. Now in Hebrews we see when Christ came the best got better. This book, written and inspired by the Holy Spirit, is written for the Jewish believers torn between their old ways and their new faith. It’s easy to slip back into old routines when we’re trying to create a new life… A new us. We see the author argue that Jesus is better than every form of the old covenant. As we add in Hebrews over the next couple months there is no comparison. Jesus is better than all angels, other leaders and their priests. The old one wasn’t bad, it’s that the new one is just so much better. Salvation by faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus. Greater than any spiritual force. His power like none other as he holds the highest position over anyone else. The author of Hebrews is infatuated with Jesus and we should be too.
In the first few verses God has a voice and he uses it. He identifies and clarifies that God became man reassuring and verifying the trinity. Jesus came so he could wash us clean and wipe away our sin.
Our new covenant.
Our slaughtered lamb.
Our concept of God shapes our entire life. Jesus perfectly reflects what the invisible God is like. When we look at Jesus life we can see the image of God. The perfection, the love, perseverance, the forgiveness and the grace.
Brother Doug said this morning, “Jesus is God in human form. Jesus had a head, hands, arms, feet and legs plus the power of God and the love, grace, mercy and forgiveness that God has extended to His creation. You and I my sisters and brothers.”
Who is God to you?
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