Hebrews 1:1-14 ESV
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 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. 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, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
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”?
6 And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
7 Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”
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. 9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
10 And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, 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 like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”
13 And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly complete not lacking in anything.”
- Jesus was appointed ‘heir of all things’
Colossians 1:15-16 says “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through him and for him.”
- Jesus is the reflection of God’s glory
- Jesus upholds the universe by His word
“If Jesus can hold the universe with a word, He has the power to sustain you in your trial”
- Jesus was the purification for our sins
“We will never fully understand how great His sacrifice was until we begin to grasp His power.”
- Jesus sat down at the right hand of God
The term “better” is used 13 times in the book of Hebrews. We will see it over and over again.
Here Jesus is better than the prophets and better than the angels.
He is greater than anything. Love Him, Look to Him, and Live for Him.