Angels Watching Over Me
This morning we'll look at verse 4 through 14. Hebrews 1:4-14. Let's bow for prayer together. "As we pray, let us search our own hearts and let the sweet Holy Spirit come with heavenly light and look down into every corner and every crevice. Let us begin with confession; let us ask for cleansing and let us petition Him in the name of Jesus Christ to deliver us. In the name of our Lord to speak to us in this service. Oh Lord, you speak, let me get out of the way so that Thy Word and Thy message alone might be heard is our prayer through Jesus Christ our living Lord. Amen." The Book of Hebrews has been called the "orphan epistle." The reason for that is it has no known human author. It doesn't begin with Paul or James or Peter name, it begins with the name of God. How like God who loves to be a Father to the fatherless! And as we study the Book of Hebrews, we have sought out its theme and it is the preeminence of Jesus Christ. The superiority of Jesus Christ and therefore, I think it is altogether appropriate and proper that the human author whom the Holy Spirit used just fades into obscurity as the Lord Jesus Christ is honored and is explained to be better, superior, preeminent to anything or anybody that has ever dwelt or will ever dwell or exist in this world.
So the first three verses, the author demonstrated to us that Christ is superior to the prophets. And now beginning with verse 4 going through verse 14, he labors, and over and over deals 2 with the fact that Jesus Christ the Son is superior to angels. Why angels? We need to understand the belief about angels in that day. They had a very prominent position in theology of that hour in the moment the author was writing the epistle to the Hebrews. The Jews had angelology in which they believed that angels were everywhere. There was an angel that would turn the calendar; the sun had angels; the moon had angels; the trees had angels. There was the angels of ...
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