Hebrews 1:10

“And, You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;” This references back to verse two, where we were told that the Son created the world. Creation was the work of the Word. Nothing was made without the Word, the Son, John tells us. […]

Hebrews 1:9

“You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore, God, your God, has anointed you with oil of gladness beyond your companions.” What is the psalmist trying to tell us? This is a psalm about King David, but it is also a psalm about the spiritual King David, Jesus the Messiah. The oil of gladness is […]

Hebrews 1:8

“But of the Son, he says, ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.’” We now hear the accolades for the Son. It is important for the Hebrew audience to understand how superior the Son is as a messenger than the prophets and angels were. […]

Hebrews 1:7

“Of the angels he says, ‘He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.’” More of the same persuasion. God has elevated angels to a higher level than men. As we will see in the next verse, they were not elevated above the Son but rather the other way around. The Hebrews […]

Hebrews 1:6

“And again, when brings the firstborn into the world, he says, Let all God’s angels worship him.” Another statement of the elevation of Jesus as God’s Son. Angels do not worship men; they worship that which is greater than them. Jesus was a man, but He was also God. It is the God part of […]

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 […]

Hebrews 1:4

“Having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” Superior to angels is one of the views in this book that presents Jesus as superior to all before him. This includes the angels who were, after all, created beings. We would suspect that Jesus would be […]

Hebrews 1:3

“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Our writer takes us into a little theology in verse three. […]

Hebrews 1:2

“But in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.” This seems like a short verse, but that is deceptive. There are three major considerations in this short verse that must be understood before moving on to […]

Hebrews 1:1

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,” The book of Hebrews has long been called the “Better” book because the superior work of Christ is emphasized over the old system of Tora. The writer begins by stating a fact that can be used to contrast […]