Sermons on Hebrews

Above Angels (Part 1)

Hebrews 1:4-14New King James Version (NKJV)

4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
The Son Exalted Above Angels

5 For to which of the angels did He ever say:

“You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You”?[a]

And again:

“I will be to Him a Father,
And He shall be to Me a Son”?[b]

6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says:

“Let all the angels of God worship Him.”[c]

7 And of the angels He says:

“Who makes His angels spirits
And His ministers a flame of fire.”[d]

8 But to the Son He says:

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
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You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”[e]

10 And:

“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
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They will perish, but You remain;
And they will all grow old like a garment;
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Like a cloak You will fold them up,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not fail.”[f]

13 But to which of the angels has He ever said:

“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?[g]

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?