Hebrews 1:5

“For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you? Or again, I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a Son?'”

This verse explains verse four.  There is something unique about the Son that is beyond all other things in the created world. In some sense, we understand that Jesus is God’s son through the birth process, and in another sense, we understand that Jesus is God’s Son in an appointed away. He is the promised, special Messiah of the ages, but he is also the Word of creation. We express this with the term God-Man because we don’t know how it works. We just need to believe that Jesus is more than a baby placed in a manger without an earthly father.

The Messiah’s relationship to God would be much closer than a prophet like Moses or a shepherd like David. God’s plan for the coming savior included fatherhood. God would send a part of Himself to the world of men on the most important mission ever undertaken by a messenger from God. How God actually begot Jesus is a mystery to us. However, it was done; its validity is assured us by the book’s author. Jesus is the Son of God. God is Jesus true father. These facts elevate the personage of Jesus above the angels.

Task for Today: This verse establishes the proper relationship between God and Jesus. Today, you need to make up your mind whether or not you believe the word of God. If Jesus is just a man, you can ignore Him and his claims, but if He is God’s only begotten Son, then that is a game changer. Make a decision and then live according to the decision.

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