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Hebrews 1:5-6
Thursday, March 28 2013

Jesus: Mightier than Angels...

Jesus, as the Son of God, holds a special place in Heaven:

For to which of the angels did God ever say: "You are my son; this day I have begotten you"? Or again: "I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me"? And again, when he leads the first-born into the world, he says: "Let all the angels of God worship him." -Hebrews 1:5-6, NAB

Who are the angels?  Servants of God - nothing more.  They are not God or gods beneath the God.  In fact, when one angel, Lucifer, tried to attain godly status, he was banished from Heaven for it.  Based on that alone, we know that only God deserves our worship.

At the same time, angels are heavenly beings.  They may not be God, but they are closer to God than we are here on earth.  Few people have ever met an angel, yet the experience is defintely life-changing.

Understanding all of this helps us to have a better idea of who Jesus was and is.  Yes, He came down to earth as the Son of Man; nonetheless, He is also the Son of God - mightier than angels.  He was both fully God and fully man, bringing together the two in perfect harmony.

The author of Hebrews confirms that Jesus is the Son of God, begotten of the Father, and worthy to be worshiped.  Even the angels are called to bow down and worship Christ.  Jesus is greater than us and the angels, so that can mean only one thing: He is God.

Jesus Christ, who is mightier than all of the angels, deserves our praise.  May we bow down with the angels to honor our King, our Lord, and our Savior.

 

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