The Author of Our Salvation Heb 2:1-9
Drifting away , Heb 2:1-4 . The r.v. gives this solemn rendering. Unless we watch, the strong currents of the world will drift us away from God’s great harbor of Salvation; and sins against His offered love are even more to be dreaded than those under the ancient Law. To neglect is the equivalent of to reject . Notice in Heb 2:4 how God co-operates with His messengers. See Joh 15:27 ; Act 5:32 .
Jesus crowned , Heb 2:5-9 . How can Jesus be greater than angels? He did for man what they could not do. It is through His death that humanity may be lifted to a supreme position in the universe of being. Man failed to realize his original Magna Charta in Gen 1:26 ; but the divine purpose could not be frustrated, and there was a needs-be for the manger, the Cross and the Ascension mount. As we look around, Psa 8:1-9 seems a mockery; as we look up, we discover in Jesus the psalmist’s dream more than realized. They who are one with Him will share His glory and honor.