Summary: Jesus's dominion lasts forever
August 19, 2012
The point of Hebrews is to prove that Jesus Christ is greater than everything and that He is the Messiah and God’s Son. He’s going through the Psalms using one after another to show this. And now we come to verse ten:
10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
This is a quote from Psalm 102:26-27. Go back and read the whole thing: Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. 2Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily. 3For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. 4My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread. 5By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. 6I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. 7I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top. 8Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me. 9For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping. 10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down. 11My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. 12But thou, O LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. 13Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. 14For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. 15So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. 16When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory. 17He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. 18This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD. 19For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; 20To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death; 21To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; 22When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD. 23He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days. 24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations. 25Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. 28The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.
This whole prayer is made to Jesus Christ! In regard to creation He is so far above and so much greater that He will not only outlast it, but He will be the one to bring it to an end while He remains the same without end.
13But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
This is a quote from Psalm 110:1. He is at God’s hand resting while the angels are sent out to work. We worship Jesus knowing that He is better than everything!
2:1Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
Pay more attention so you don’t forget.
2For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
“If everyone had to obey when God’s word was delivered through angels,”
3How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord,
How can we escape judgment if we neglect His commands? He’s better than the angels! He’s the κύριος (kurios). If we had to obey the lesser messengers, how much more when the Lord delivers the message Himself?