Jesus Above All: He’s the Son

“For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father’? Or again, ‘I will be his Father, and he will be my Son’?” (Hebrews 1:5)

Why is Jesus above all, including the angels? The writer of Hebrews continues to spell it out for us this week. Why does it matter? Because understanding what makes Jesus who he is helps us to understand and worship him more fully.

jaa_350Most of us aren’t used to thinking of life and power in terms of royalty. We expect power to be gained through votes or violence. But especially in ancient times, power was understood to come through the bloodline; it was handed down from your parents. If your dad was the king, you had serious power.

Jesus alone is the Son of God, which makes him the King of Kings. Even though angels are fantastic, powerful creatures, they don’t hold the official title – handed down both from God himself and on the human side through King David – of King Forever.

Think: Why does it matter so much that Jesus holds both the position of “Son of God,” as well as having God’s power and glory?

Pray: Praise Jesus that he alone is the Son of God.

Do: If you go to church this week, listen to hear how often Jesus is referred to as the Son of God.