Hebrews 1:1-14

The supremacy of Jesus and the New Covenant.

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HEBREWS 1:1-14

"1After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, 2in these last days he has spoken to us in a son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the world. 3The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 4Thus he became so far better than the angels as he has inherited a name superior to theirs. 5For to which of the angels did God ever say,
    You are my son! Today I have fathered you?
And in another place he says:
    I will be his father and he will be my son?
6But when he again brings his firstborn into the world, he says:
    Let all the angels of God worship him!
7And he says of the angels:
    He makes his angels winds and his ministers a flame of fire.
8but of the Son he says:
    Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom. 9You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed you over your companions with the oil of rejoicing.
    You founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, and the heavens are the works of your hands. 11They will perish, but you continue. And they will all grow old like a garment, 12and like a robe you will fold them up and like a garment they will be changed, but you are the same and your years will never run out.
13But to which of the angels has he ever said:
    Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?
14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation?
(Hebrews 1:1-14)

The central and pivotal idea in this chapter, and arguably throughout the entire book, revolves around the vital role of Jesus Christ. The chapter begins by highlighting that in the past, God communicated with our ancestors through various means and prophets, but in these modern times, He has chosen to convey His message through His Son.

The subsequent portion of the chapter describes Jesus in such majestic terms that surpass any previous descriptions of prophets. Therefore, the significance lies in the fact that while God communicated with prophets in the past, His communication through His Son, Jesus, signifies that He has something of even greater importance to convey. This implies that while Jesus’ message may not contradict what was previously spoken through the prophets, it carries a unique and heightened significance compared to what was communicated before.

In the forthcoming chapters, we will discover what God intends to communicate to us through His Son.

(Bài kế: Hebrews 2:1-18)

Nghi Nguyen

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Disclaimer: This is my own opinion on the topic, which does not necessarily reflect the church's theology, or beliefs of the individuals in it — Nghi Nguyen

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