Jesus superiorValue is established by making comparisons. We constantly evaluate currencies, properties, metals, and stocks by means of equivalencies and differences among them. In the world, these vary daily, some gaining in value, while others lose it.

The author of Hebrews makes a similar comparison in order to establish for his readers the permanent value of Jesus.

But when he again brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all the angels of God worship him!”
Hebrews 1:6 NET

The purpose of the Hebrews author is to show Christ’s superiority to converted Jews who considered returning to the Law of Moses. Persecution made them question their decision to trust in Christ.

He opens his letter with the strongest argument. Angles are superior to humans. If Jesus is superior to angels, then that resolves the whole question. He will show in chapter three Christ’s superiority over Moses, but from the start he establishes the incomparability of the Lord Jesus.

Among other passages of the Old Testament, the order for angels to worship the Son puts them all in an inferior position. The Son is supreme.

Why, then, abandon him who is superior, better, more blessed, perfect Leader, most qualified to conduct us to God?

The question still remains for us to answer.


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  1. Book of Hebrews is such a profound apologetic. There is no message, person or event that the person and work of Jesus does not supersede!

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