Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Hebrews 2:5-9 NLT
[5] And furthermore, it is not angels who will control the future world we are talking about. [6] For in one place the Scriptures say, “What are mere mortals that you should think about them, or a son of man that you should care for him? [7] Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. [8] You gave them authority over all things.” Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under their authority. [9] What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honor.” Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone.

Reflection . . .

What does this passage talk about?

It’s talking about Jesus who became human, who took on humanity, a position a little lower than the angels.

Why would he do that?

To suffer, to taste death on our behalf. To experience what we should have experienced in suffering and death was God’s motivation for sending Jesus to a sinful world, to save us. That kind of radical motivation seems unthinkable, impossible to accomplish, but with God nothing is impossible and even more so in a demonstration of love.

Why all the talk about angels?

It refers to Jesus’ place of dwelling in the heavens, the unseen world. To take on humanity, to take on flesh means being born into the world and living as humans live under the constraints of physical realities.

Take a few moments to think about the greatness of God’s power and love for us to accomplish such a thing.

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 NLT