Hebrews 1:3-5, 13-14
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”?… To which of the angels did God ever say, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Angels, in my head, have always been the sweetest of creatures who have a soft heart, a gentle demeanor, look pretty/handsome, have fluffy white wings and are always watching out for us. This is what I assimilated probably from all the greeting cards, movies and books that refer to them and in a way they are a representation of God to us. Jesus Christ was born of humble means, grew up in hard times, was challenged by every religious leader and was crucified for us, not as pretty a sight or life as that of angels. To some, angels are more than just nice beings and are considered worthy of worship and today God explains to us who is worthy of our worship and why.
When we consider God, we like to believe that in God is majesty, glory, honor, power, riches, peace, joy, and so many things worthy of the King of Kings. When we consider Jesus, it is hard to equate Him as the Son of God because He seems so lowly and more a prophet or teacher than the one who sits at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. However, God clearly establishes Jesus as His own Son and God as His Father. After Jesus’ cruel death, God raised Him up from the grave and placed Him in Heaven on His right hand and offered to give Him His enemies as His footstool. With all of this, God shows us that Jesus is worthy of our worship and praise and not the angels in heaven or any man on earth. I pray today that you and I will receive Jesus as God’s own Son and ascribe to Him all glory and majesty worthy of the Lord of Lords.
In His Loving Service,
Psalm 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”