There was no intent to offend with the title, only an attempt to be provocative. Could be I was trying to be a little sensationalistic…gotta catch them eyeballs. So many out there today try to poke and prod with teases of truth, shocking headlines…clickbait, it gets called. Unfortunately, it’s been going on for years…throw out a “new take” on something, or a revival of an old teaching that has been “lost” or ignored. There is none of that in this post, I promise…but don’t take my word for it…in fact NEVER take my word for it, test it against scripture (1 John 1:4-6, Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, 2 Timothy 3:15-17). NEVER take anyone’s word for it…see the previous set of scripture.
So to back up the title…
Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”
But of the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
[Hebrews 1:7-10 ESV]
To test context, read all of Hebrews 1…didn’t have the space to do it here.
Anyway, in this passage the author of Hebrews is quoting God…” of the angels He says…But of the Son He says”. If you’re not sure, that’s a correct reading of who’s talking…this is where context comes in….check out verse five. This is God the Father talking about His Son…and notice what He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever…”
God is calling the Son, God. Stop reading for a moment and think about that. A few lines later He says, “You, Lord…”
God the Father is calling Jesus…God, Lord.
Maybe it’s just me, but I find that humbling, awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and meditation worthy.
Sometimes we begin to take the familiar lightly…and we are often guilty of this when it comes to the Lamb of God. We, correctly, see Him as friend (John 15:15)…as our Savior…a great teacher…good guy…our payment for sin. All true, but it becomes commonplace…dare I say a bit boring? We lose the majesty of the Alpha and Omega, the Creator (Hebrews 1:10 and several other places), the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5).
This is who we have “in us” (Galatians 2:20), it is He who gives us life. Watching us live…we seem to take it for granted. Let us always remember our Advocate, our Intercessor…God’s God.