NOT ANGELS, BUT THE SON OF MAN
As we continue to consider the glory of Jesus, God makes a very clear distinction between the heavenly beings, called angels, and His Son. They did not receive the glory that sets Jesus apart from all of creation!
“For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. It has been testified somewhere, “What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? You made him for a little while lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, putting everything in subjection under His feet.” (Hebrews 2:5–7).
Statements like this in Scripture are intended to do two things for us; remind us of Jesus’ lowly humanity and yet the exceeding glory of His deity. God never said to the angels, “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet” (1:13). The right hand of God’s throne is reserved for only One — the One who has equality with God in deity.
This glory is impossible for us as humans to comprehend, but we have been given the opportunity by God’s grace to let this “light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” transform our lives (2 Corinthians 4:6). The more you and I contemplate this glory, the more we will see the unique place He has in history. God gave Him “glory and honor.” Will you?
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