“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 2:6-8
There is one who is uncreated and all who are created, the Creator and creature. How majestic is God the Father, creator of all. Yet, to be the Creator, God himself could not be created. He is uncreated, eternal, no beginning, no end. It is that which is created that must bow in submission to the uncreated deity, God the Father.
Hebrews reminds us all where we originated. We are created. We have a beginning…and an end. Our existence is dependent on the divine will of God who has neither beginning nor end. The creation was created to worship the Creator because of His awesome majestic supreme glory.
You and I do not think like this do we? We live in a world created by our experiences. Cable and satellite TV beam images and sounds into our homes bombarding us with ideas that promote our supremacy over the world. We are told that we are masters to no one but ourselves. Internet accessibility opens up worldly cultures and religions that would have been impossible just a generation ago. There is good and bad in this freedom, but we must be aware of the arrogance that comes from this power of information and knowledge.
God’s Word tells of a different reality. God is God. He is the Creator and as such is worthy of worship from his created. Yet we worship ourselves and not Him. We forget His majesty, His holiness. We often drift away (Hebrews 2:1).
God’s Son, Jesus Christ, is described in Hebrews as the rescuer of a fallen, sinful creation. Deity entered humanity and caused the created to worship the Creator again. God’s plan directed the Son to do so. Jesus suffered all that we suffer as creatures, although he was not created himself. He was begotten, born of God, not created as we were. Jesus was more than just a created man who had a beginning and end. Jesus was begotten of God to be the penalty of sin for us. Only the uncreated could redeem the created because only the uncreated was holy and perfect without sin. Yet, the uncreated had to become like the created without being tainted by the sin that tempted the created to rescue them.
“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
— Hebrews 2:18
Join us in February as we dive deep into the book of Hebrews on Sunday morning. We will stop and remember the perfect love of God toward his creation. He is always mindful of us. This is why he loved us enough to sacrifice His Son for us despite our unworthiness of this act of love. The result is that we willingly submit to Jesus’ as Lord, willingly being put in subjection under His feet.
In HIS Grip
Pastor Bryant Owens