Author: Ron Graham

Christ in Hebrews

Jesus Crowned With Glory
—A Son over his own house

Having introduced the book of Hebrews in various ways, we now turn to the main topics. In this lesson, we think about the Hebrew writer’s statement that Jesus Christ is "crowned with glory and honor" (Hebrews 2:9, Psalms 8:5-6).

Hebrews 1:1-14, Hebrews 2:5-18, Hebrews 3:1-6

Jesus had to be made like his brethren, a little lower than the angels. But now he is crowned with glory, a Son over his own house, above the angels, above Moses, equal with God.

1 Christ made like his brethren

It is essential to Christ’s high priesthood that he be a human being. Our great high priest should be our brother —a fellow human, sharing the same nature as children of God. It would not do for him to be some other kind of being, such as an angel. I know that many people are convinced that the salvation of humanity will come from beings of a higher order than we, but that would not be "fitting" (Hebrews 2:10).

Early in his letter (Hebrews 2:9 to 3:1), the Hebrew writer makes three statements using the word "brethren". These three statements show us three important things about the incarnation (God becoming flesh and blood).

2 Christ made a little lower than the angels

3 Christ a Son over his own house

The Hebrew writer draws attention to Christ’s status as God’s Son. Because of that status, it is appropriate that he be be crowned with glory and honor.

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