Meditation number 53

NOTES ON HEBREWS 1

In the first chapter of Hebrews the Lord Jesus is presented in His dignity of Son. He is the eternal Son of God, the Son of God in incarnation and the Son of God in resurrection, always more excellent than the angels. From all eternity, He is Son, the Son of the Father, the Creator and Sustainer of all things (Heb.1:2-3, Col. 1:16-17). He is the One Who created the angels. You have seven quotations from the Old Testament in this first chapter. As the Eternal Son He is the author of all these (as well as of all the Word of God). The first three quotations (Ps. 2:7, 1 Chron. 17:13, Ps 97:7) refer to His position as Son of God in incarnation. The last three (Ps. 45:6-7, Ps 102:25-27, Ps 100:1) refer to His position as Son of God in resurrection. The central verse (Ps. 104:4) only treats of the limited condition of the angels. So the One Who, as God, created the angels, as man, passed by them twice. Once on His way down, once on His way up. He passed them by when He stooped down in incarnation, being made a little lower than the angels (Heb.2:9) and in this very condition, all the angels of God are called to worship Him (Heb.1:6). He passed them by a second time when he ascended into heaven as a resurrected man after His death and resurrection (Heb.1:4), saluted as more excellent than the angels. And as man, the Son is today above all principalities and powers (Eph. 1:21-22). Whether you look at him, as man, below the angels or above the angels remember He is the true God (1 John 5:20)!


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