It is declared how Christ was qualified for the office of Mediator, and how he was confirmed in it: he has the name Messiah from his being anointed. Thus it was necessary that the apostle should insist, not only on … They looked upon them as mediators between God and men, and some went so far as to pay them a kind of religious homage or worship. 2 But in these last days, he has spoken to us in his Son. All was not revealed to each one prophet; but one received one portion of revelation, and another another. He is "heir of all things" by right of creation, and especially by right of redemption. That he should by himself cleanse us from our sins is a wonder of love beyond our utmost powers of admiration, gratitude, and praise. 3 He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. This passage of the Septuagint may have been in Paul's mind as to the form, but the substance is taken from Psalms 97:7 . Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Hebrews 4:1 Commentaries: Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. Chapter 3. The surpassing dignity of the Son of God in his Divine person, and in his creating and mediatorial work. So the superiority of the Son of God to angels is shown. When Jesus came into this world, he became for a little time lower than the *angels. In These Last Days, God Has Spoken by a Son Palm Sunday. As the first begotten, He is heir of the universe ( Hebrews 1:6 ), which He made instrumentally, Hebrews 11:3 , where "by the Word of God" answers to "by whom"' (the Son of God) here ( John 1:3 ). Chapter 4. when Thou hast ransomed and opened heaven to Thy people. worlds--the inferior and the superior worlds ( Colossians 1:16 ). PREVIOUS NEXT. For proofs of Paul being the author, see my Introduction. Some oldest manuscripts read, "lawlessness." Hebrews 1 - God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, To prove this, several passages are brought from the Old Testament. God ruled the theocracy in and through Him. 1 Many years ago, God spoke to our ancestors by his prophets. Thus he answers the Jewish objection drawn from their prophets. The forty-fifth Psalm in its first meaning was addressed to Solomon; but the Holy Spirit inspired the writer to use language which in its fulness can only apply to the antitypical Solomon, the true Royal Head of the theocracy. John Piper Apr 4, 1996 42 Shares Sermon. James. Hebrews 12:1 Commentary. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Hebrews begins with a reference to God's communication with mankind. A fuller accomplishment is yet to be, when He shall be VISIBLY the anointed King over the whole earth (set by the Father) on His holy hill of Zion, Psalms 2:6 Psalms 2:8 . Book List. He is "the Son of God" is a sense far exalted above that in which angels are called "sons of God" ( Job 1:6 , 38:7 ). Literally, "ages" with all things and persons belonging to them; the universe, including all space and ages of time, and all material and spiritual existences. by Ray C. Stedman. The Saviour has done much to make all men his friends, yet he has enemies. Hebrews 1 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the books most valued by expositors of the New Testament. Retrouvez Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, Volume 1... - Primary Source Edition et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. CHAPTER 1. brightness of his glory--Greek, the effulgence of His glory. All Rights Reserved. The second lesson for today reminds us, however — as does the Gospel text — that the nativity is set within a larger story of mind-boggling scope. 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