Hebrews 1:5-13 (ESV)

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son,

today I have begotten you”?

Or again,

“I will be to him a father,

and he shall be to me a son”?

[6] And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”

[7] Of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels winds,

and his ministers a flame of fire.”

[8] But of the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,

the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.

[9] You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;

therefore God, your God, has anointed you

with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

[10] And,

“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,

and the heavens are the work of your hands;

[11] they will perish, but you remain;

they will all wear out like a garment,

[12] like a robe you will roll them up,

like a garment they will be changed.

But you are the same,

and your years will have no end.”

[13] And to which of the angels has he ever said,

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?

The writer to the Hebrew believers is pointing out how it is that we know that Jesus is better than angels. He does this by using the Old Testament to demonstrate that what God says about the Son is far superior than what He says about angels.

Here are the truths that God, in the Old Testament Scriptures attributes to Christ: 1) You are my Son, 2) Today I have begotten you, 3) Let the angels worship Him, 4)His throne is eternal, 5) He rules His kingdom with a sceptre of righteousness, 6) God calls Him God, 7) He loves righteousness and hates wickedness, 8 ) He laid the foundations of the earth in the beginning, 9) the heavens are the work of His hands, 10)He is unchanging, 11) He is eternal, 12) He sits at the right hand of God in sovereign power, 13) God has made His enemies His footstool.

He does not one of those things for angels and calls none of the angels by these designations and says none of these things about them.

The Son of God is unique. He is not a unique creation. He is the unique eternal, equal with God, Son of God. To leave Christ for any other thing is the height of folly. It would be to give up gold to get lead. He is the greatest treasure and God has lavished Him on us. He died for us. He died for us. See, in this Letter, who Christ is and see what He has done for us and come away amazed and enthralled and broken and humbled and obedient. And come away with a zeal for others to know the great Saviour that grace has enabled you to know.

What a privilege is ours to be called the brothers of Christ (2:11). It is all the more amazing when we see just who it is that we are related to. Soli deo gloria!