We are going to be discussing tonight from the Word of God, ''Why Christmas?'' Now, I think we all know why, but I think we'll be blessed all the more as we study why from the Word of God and learn some things tonight that will help us to share with our neighbors and to rejoice in our heart that God sent His Son into this world. And I want to begin reading here in Hebrews 2:5, and I am going to break in to the reading with a preposition, and I want to read all the way to the end of the chapter, verse 18. The first part of it is convoluted and hard to understand, but if you'll pay attention, and stay with me, I think you'll be incredibly blessed as I was, as I studied this particular passage of scripture, that answers the question, why Christmas.
Verse five, ''For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come whereof we speak.'' Now the writer had been talking about the world to come. He said the angels are not going to rule in that world. But then notice, [read Hebrews 2:6-18]
That's a long passage of scripture, and obviously, were not going to be able to deal with all of it. But I want you to notice that the writer of Hebrews is quoting David. Look if you will in verse 6: ''But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?'' Now what the writer of Hebrews is doing is quoting Psalm 8, that was written by David, and I believe written by David when he was a shepherd boy out on a lonely, starlight night, perhaps a pale moon up there. And David is on his back looking to the nether reaches of space. And he sees those stars like diamonds, like a candle arbor in the sky. He sees that moon like a yellow jungle there. And he just wonders how far away are those heavenly bodies? How vast is this space? How insignificant David must have felt as he saw the sun the moon and the stars.
As a matter of fact, I believe t ...
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