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God’s Son, Heir of Everything

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   September 8, 2015   |   New Testament, Hebrews   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Hebrews

The prologue of Hebrews (1:1-4) concludes with the claim that the Son has inherited a name better than that of angels. In verses 5-14 he supports that claim by quoting seven Old Testament passages. In our Tuesday Morning Devotions series this semester we will reflect on these seven Old Testament texts. The first quotation, from Psalm 2:7, focuses on the Son’s resurrection and ascension after his suffering. He has become “heir of all things” not only as the Divine Eternal Son and Creator, but also as the messianic Son who became “lower than angels” in order to redeem us.

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