Summary: To show that GOD is our King and Ruler.
Is GOD Your King?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is our King and Ruler.
Hebrews 1:8 (Amplified Bible)
1:8 But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages), and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of absolute righteousness (of justice and straightforwardness).
GOD is our King and Ruler.
Your throne O, GOD
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The FATHER said to the SON, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever"
"But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages),"
Psalms 45:6-7 (Amplified Bible)
45:6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
45:7 You love righteousness, uprightness, and right standing with God and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.
Psalms 45:6 (The Message)
45:6 "Your throne is God's throne, ever and always; The scepter of your royal rule measures right living.
Isaiah 7:14 (The Message)
7:14 So the Master is going to give you a sign anyway. Watch for this: A girl who is presently a virgin will get pregnant. She'll bear a son and name him Immanuel (God-With-Us).
Isaiah 9:6-7 (The Message)
9:6 For a child has been born—for us! the gift of a son—for us! He'll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness.
9:7 His ruling authority will grow, and there'll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He'll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He'll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.
Isaiah 45:21-22 (The Message)
45:21 So tell me what you think. Look at the evidence. Put your heads together. Make your case. Who told you, and a long time ago, what's going on here? Who made sense of things for you? Wasn't I the one? God? It had to be me. I'm the only God there is— The only God who does things right and knows how to help.
45:22 So turn to me and be helped—saved!— everyone, whoever and wherever you are. I am God, the only God there is, the one and only.
A lot of instances in the Bible where the FATHER is calling out the SON, and addressing Him as GOD. It's their relationship, but we have one GOD.