For millennia, God the Father has spoken to us humans in various ways. His communications reached their peak when he spoke to us through Jesus Christ. [UPDATED]
VERSE 1. God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
in the past spoken. For millennia, God the Father spoke to us humans.
through the prophets. God the Father spoke to us through the prophets.
in various ways. God the Father also speaks to us through the beauty of nature, miracles, signs, wonders, the prophets, the Temple in Jerusalem, the Sacred Scriptures, and more.
VERSE 2. has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.
at the end of these days. Those previous revelations were wonderful. But the new revelation is the culmination of them all. Through it, God has spoken to us in an altogether new way:
spoken to us by his Son. The culmination fo God’s speaking to us is the Lord Jesus Christ.
VERSE 3. His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, who, when he had by himself purified us of our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high,
VERSE 4. having become as much better than the angels as the more excellent name he has inherited is better than theirs.
the more excellent name. The name of Jesus is superior to the name of any angel.
VERSE 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?”
I have become your father. Jesus Christ is begotten by God the Father.
VERSE 6. When he again brings in the firstborn into the world he says, “Let all the angels of God worship him.”
angels of God worship him. Angels are not divine beings. Rather, they are created beings. They worship their creator.
VERSE 7. Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his servants a flame of fire.”
VERSE 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.
Wisdom 18:15. Your all-powerful word leaped from heaven out of the royal throne, A stern warrior, into the midst of the doomed land,
John 1:1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 20:28. Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
Titus 2:13. looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
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.”
Revelation 19:13. He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called “The Word of God.”
VERSE 9. You have loved righteousness and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.”
VERSE 10. And, “You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands.
VERSE 11. They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does.
VERSE 12. You will roll them up like a mantle, and they will be changed; but you are the same. Your years won’t fail.”
VERSE 13. But which of the angels has he told at any time, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?”
VERSE 14. Aren’t they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
service for … those who will inherit salvation. We are blessed to have angels serving us!
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