Jesus' excellence. Hebrews celebrates Jesus' past and future.
Jesus enjoyed power to create, and in the future he will be heir of all things.
As reflection and imprint, Jesus shares all that God is, especially eternity.
Scripture says. Jesus' excellence is demonstrated by a chain of biblical citations applied to him.
Ps 2.7 and 2 Sam 7.14
declare Jesus' relationship to God as Son to Father.
asserts that heavenly angels acknowledge Jesus' exalted status.
Jesus is even called God according to Ps 104.4
because of his eternity: forever and ever.
Scripture declares Jesus' divine character in terms of past eternity and future imperishability; his past eternity is noted:
in the beginning (Ps 102.25–27
). Because uncreated, Jesus will have no end. Created things, like clothing, wear out, but Jesus will remain and always be the same.
The application of Ps 110.1
to Jesus confirms his exalted role as seated at the right hand of God (
) and being superior to angels (
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