When the author of the epistle to the Hebrews sought to defend the glory of the Christ against the demeaning assumption that Jesus was no more than a super-angel… where did he draw his defense (Hebrews 1:4-13)?
…from the Old Testament. The Holy Spirit asks of His antagonists, “To which of the angels did God ever say…?”
“You are my Son, today I have begotten you (Psalm 2:7)“? “I will be to him a Father, and He shall be to me a Son (2 Samuel 7:14)“?
“Let all God’s angels worship him (Deuteronomy 32:43).”
“He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire (Psalm 104:4).”
But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions (Psalm 45:6).”
And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment,
like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end (Psalm 102:25-27).”
And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet” (Psalm 110:1)?
He is the Son… the only Son! The angels stare in awe of His majesty! They ministered to His incarnate needs… but resume their rightful place as worshippers of the One who laid the foundations of the earth! All the strongholds of the earth crumble and deteriorate with time, but He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow! He knows no end! No angel dares eye the seat beside the Father. It is Christ’s alone! He is God… God Almighty!