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2016 November 18

God Inviting Christ to Sit on the Throne at His Right Hand (1645)
Pieter de Grebber (c. 1600 - 1652/3)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, Netherlands
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: In Hebrews 1, the writer (who is anonymous) introduces us to Christ through a series of comparisons and contrasts. He begins by noting that God spoke in many ways by the prophets; but, in these last days, he has spoken by his son whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made all things. He is the radiance of the glory of God; and he is the exact imprint of his nature. Christ upholds the universe by the word of his power. After he made purification for sin, Christ took his seat at the right hand of the God in his majesty. He is superior to the angels; and his name is more excellent than theirs (1-4).
     He quotes from several Scriptures to show who Christ is. [Verse 5]. Psalm 2:7 -- Christ is God's Son. Psalm 89:26-27 -- God will be his Father and he will be God's Son. [Verse 6]. Psalm 97:7 -- The angels ("elohim," gods) must worship him. [Verse 7]. Psalm 104:4 -- God's angels are winds and flames of fire. [Verses 8-9]. Psalm 45:6-7 God's throne (the Messiah's throne) is forever, an upright and righteous throne; and God, the Messiah's God, has anointed him with the oil of gladness. [Verses 10-12]. Psalm 102:25-26 -- God made the earth and the heavens; they will perish, but he will remain. [Verses 13-14]. Psalm 91:11-12 -- God's angels minister to us and keep us from harm (5-14).
     [Sermons: William Still. Various. ]
     [Illustration: Today's painting illustrates a central event mentioned in today's chapter, the enthronement of Christ. ]


          [THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Hebrews 1: Psalm 2:7; Psalm 89:26-27; Psalm 97:7; Psalm 104:4; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 102:25-26; Psalm 91:11-12. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


Gospel Harmony - Summary. | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine. | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible. |

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF). | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF).

*** For Additional word studies use one of the Greek Interlinear Bibles below. ***

Mounce Interlinear. Bible Hub Greek Interlinear. Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible.

Book Outline:

1. The Doctrine of Christ & its Implications (Hebrews 1:1 - Hebrews 10:39) - 60 A.D. Italy
2. The Exhortations to Believe Christ and to Obey Him (Hebrews 11:1 - Hebrews 13:25) - 60 A.D. Italy

Hebrews 1

1. The Doctrine of Christ & its Implications (Hebrews 1:1 - Hebrews 10:39) - 60 A.D. Italy

     1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged [made purification of] our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
     5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever [into the ages of the ages]: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

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