The Book of Hebrews – Angels are Servants

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“Regarding the angels, he says, “He sends his angels like the winds, his servants like flames of fire.” But to the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice.” Hebrews 1:7-8

This is the picture that Hebrews paints for us of Jesus. By looking at this passage of scripture one cannot miss the kinghood of Christ. The writer is showing Jesus’ superiority to angels, mere servants in His kingdom. The contrast is great. On one hand we have the angels who serve the king and minister to Him. On the other hand, we have the Lord Jesus seated on the throne at the right hand of God the Father, taking His rightful place of glory and honor. Angels are created spirits; they have no bodies, though they assume human form when ministering on earth. Angels sometimes served the Lord when He was on earth and they serve Him and us now. I believe in angels and I can tell you stories of angels helping us with many things. One of my favorite songs is by the band Alabama. “Oh, I believe there are Angels Among Us, Sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours To show us how to live To teach us how to give To guide us with a light of love.” (Don Goodman) This is God showing His great love for us by sending angels to care for us.

Not only is Jesus’ throne an eternal and everlasting throne but righteousness is the scepter of His kingdom. A scepter is a symbolic ornamental staff held by the ruling monarch. On top is an ornament that signifies their rule. For instance, the scepter of King Richard of England contained a cross and a dove, and Edward III had a bear on his. Sometimes the object represented the royal seal; it was symbolic of both their kingship and what it was about. How wonderful to know that Jesus’ kingship is signified by righteousness.

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