God Speaks His Final Word Through His Son
1In the past, God spoke to our people through the prophets. He spoke at many times. He spoke in different ways. 2But in these last days, he has spoken to us through his Son. He is the one whom God appointed to receive all things. God also made everything through him. 3The Son is the shining brightness of God’s glory. He is the exact likeness of God’s being. He uses his powerful word to hold all things together. He provided the way for people to be made pure from sin. Then he sat down at the right hand of the King, the Majesty in heaven. 4So he became higher than the angels. The name he received is more excellent than theirs.
The Son Is Greater Than the Angels
5God never said to any of the angels,
“You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father.” (Psalm 2:7)
“I will be his Father.
And he will be my Son.” (2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chronicles 17:13)
6God’s first and only Son is over all things. When God brings him into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.” (Deuteronomy 32:43)
7Here is something else God says about the angels.
“God makes his angels to be like spirits.
He makes those who serve him to be like flashes of lightning.” (Psalm 104:4)
8But here is what he says about the Son.
“You are God. Your throne will last for ever and ever.
Your kingdom will be ruled by justice.
9You have loved what is right and hated what is evil.
So your God has placed you above your companions.
He has filled you with joy by pouring the sacred oil on your head.” (Psalm 45:6,7)
10He also says,
“Lord, in the beginning you made the earth secure. You placed it on its foundations.
The heavens are the work of your hands.
11They will pass away. But you remain.
They will all wear out like a piece of clothing.
12You will roll them up like a robe.
They will be changed as a person changes clothes.
But you remain the same.
Your years will never end.” (Psalm 102:25–27)
13God never said to an angel,
“Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your control.” (Psalm 110:1)
14All angels are spirits who serve. God sends them to serve those who will receive salvation.
Mwana Ni Mkuu Kuliko Malaika
11:1 Efe 3:1; 2Kor 1:1; Hes 12:6, 8; Yn 9:29; Ebr 2:3; 4:8; 12:25; Lk 1:70; Mdo 2:30Zamani Mungu alisema na baba zetu kwa njia ya manabii mara nyingi na kwa njia mbalimbali, 21:2 Kum 4:30; Ebr 9:26; 1Pet 1:20; Ebr 1:5; Mt 3:17; Ebr 3:6; 5:8; 7:28; Za 2:8; Mt 28:18; Yn 1:3; Ebr 11:3lakini katika siku hizi za mwisho anasema nasi kwa njia ya Mwanawe, ambaye amemweka kuwa mrithi wa vitu vyote, na ambaye kupitia kwake aliuumba ulimwengu. 31:3 Yn 1:14; 14:9; Kol 1:17; Tit 2:14; Ebr 7:27; Mk 16:19Mwana ni mngʼao wa utukufu wa Mungu na mfano halisi wa nafsi yake, akivihifadhi vitu vyote kwa neno lake lenye uweza. Akiisha kufanya utakaso kwa ajili ya dhambi, aliketi mkono wa kuume wa Aliye Mkuu huko mbinguni. 41:4 Efe 1:21; Flp 2:9, 10; Ebr 8:6Kwa hiyo alifanyika bora kuliko malaika, kama jina alilorithi lilivyo bora kuliko lao.
51:5 Za 2:7; Mt 3:17; 2Sam 7:14Kwa maana ni malaika yupi ambaye wakati wowote Mungu alipata kumwambia,
“Wewe ni Mwanangu;
leo mimi nimekuzaa?”
“Mimi nitakuwa Baba yake,
naye atakuwa Mwanangu?”
61:6 Yn 3:16; Kol 1:18; Ebr 10:5; Kum 32:43; Za 97:7Tena, Mungu amletapo mzaliwa wake wa kwanza ulimwenguni, anasema,
“Malaika wote wa Mungu na wamsujudu.”
71:7 Za 104:4Anenapo kuhusu malaika asema,
“Huwafanya malaika wake kuwa pepo,
watumishi wake kuwa miali ya moto.”
81:8 Lk 1:33; Za 45:6, 7Lakini kwa habari za Mwana asema,
“Kiti chako cha enzi, Ee Mungu,
kitadumu milele na milele,
nayo haki itakuwa fimbo ya utawala
ya ufalme wako.
91:9 Flp 2:9; Isa 61:1, 3; Za 45:6, 7; Mdo 4; 27; 10:38Umependa haki na kuchukia uovu;
kwa hiyo Mungu, Mungu wako,
amekuweka juu ya wenzako
kwa kukupaka mafuta ya furaha.”
101:10 Za 8:6; 102:25; Zek 12:1Pia asema,
“Hapo mwanzo, Ee Bwana, uliweka misingi ya dunia,
nazo mbingu ni kazi ya mikono yako.
111:11 Isa 34:4; 51:6; Ebr 12:27; Mt 24:35; 2Pet 3:7; 3:10; Ufu 21:1Hizo zitatoweka, lakini wewe utadumu;
zote zitachakaa kama vazi.
121:12 Ebr 13:8; Za 102:25, 27Utazikungʼutakungʼuta kama joho,
nazo zitachakaa kama vazi.
Lakini wewe hubadiliki,
nayo miaka yako haikomi kamwe.”
131:13 Ebr 1:3; Mk 16:19; Yos 10:24; Ebr 10:13; Za 110:1; Mt 22:44Je, ni kwa malaika yupi ambaye Mungu amepata kumwambia wakati wowote,
“Keti mkono wangu wa kuume,
hadi nitakapowaweka adui zako
chini ya miguu yako”?
141:14 Za 91:11; 103:20; Dan 7:10; Mt 25:34; Mk 10:17; Mdo 20:32; Rum 11:14; Ebr 2:3; 5:9; 9:28Je, malaika wote si roho watumikao, waliotumwa kuwahudumia wale watakaourithi wokovu?