The letter to the Hebrews sets out the supreme place that Jesus, the Son of God, has in God's purpose with the earth.
“You are my Son.
Today I have become your father?”
“I will be to him a Father,
and he will be to me a Son?”
“He makes his angels winds,
and his servants a flame of fire.”
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of your Kingdom.
therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.”
“You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth.
The heavens are the works of your hands.
They all will grow old like a garment does.
and they will be changed;
but you are the same.
Your years won’t fail.”
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?”
1. How is the way God has spoken to us in the past contrasted with how he has now spoken to us?
v 1 and 2 God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, ...
2. What did God say applies to his Son and not to any of his angels?
v 5 For to which of the angels did he say at any time, “You are my Son. Today I have become your father?” and again, “I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son?”
3. What is the role of the angels as serving spirits?
v 14 Aren’t they [the angels] all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
- v 1 to 3 God's revelation came through the prophets in the past. It has now come through the teaching and work of his Son. He is now seated at God's right hand
- v 4 to 14 God's Son is greater than the angels. He is seated at God’s right hand until his enemies are subdued. The work of the angels is to look after those who will be saved