Guide: R/Prov 21:1-15; Heb 1 L/Jesus, Son of God @onesonicsociety P/That the lost will find Jesus O/Why is Heb 1 important?
Verse of the Day: The Son radiates God’s own glory & expresses the very character of God, & he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. Hb1:3a
Bible Reading: Proverbs 21:1-15; Hebrews 1
1 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord;
he guides it wherever he pleases.
2 People may be right in their own eyes,
but the Lord examines their heart.
3 The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just
than when we offer him sacrifices.
4 Haughty eyes, a proud heart,
and evil actions are all sin.
5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity,
but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
6 Wealth created by a lying tongue
is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.[a] 7 The violence of the wicked sweeps them away,
because they refuse to do what is just.
8 The guilty walk a crooked path;
the innocent travel a straight road.
9 It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic
than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.
10 Evil people desire evil;
their neighbors get no mercy from them.
11 If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded become wise;
if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
12 The Righteous One[b] knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked;
he will bring disaster on them.
13 Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor
will be ignored in their own time of need.
14 A secret gift calms anger;
a bribe under the table pacifies fury.
15 Justice is a joy to the godly,
but it terrifies evildoers.
- 21:6 As in Greek version; Hebrew reads mist for those who seek death.
- 21:12 Or The righteous man.
Jesus Christ Is God’s Son
1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. 3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. 4 This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.
The Son Is Greater Than the Angels
5 For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus:
“You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father.[a]”
God also said,
“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son.”[b] 6 And when he brought his supreme[c] Son into the world, God said,[d]
“Let all of God’s angels worship him.”[e] 7 Regarding the angels, he says,
“He sends his angels like the winds,
his servants like flames of fire.”[f] 8 But to the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
You rule with a scepter of justice.
9 You love justice and hate evil.
Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you,
pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”[g] 10 He also says to the Son,
“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth
and made the heavens with your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain forever.
They will wear out like old clothing.
12 You will fold them up like a cloak
and discard them like old clothing.
But you are always the same;
you will live forever.”[h] 13 And God never said to any of the angels,
“Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies,
making them a footstool under your feet.”[i] 14 Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.
- 1:5a Or Today I reveal you as my Son. Ps 2:7.
- 1:5b 2 Sam 7:14.
- 1:6a Or firstborn.
- 1:6b Or when he again brings his supreme Son [or firstborn Son] into the world, God will say.
- 1:6c Deut 32:43.
- 1:7 Ps 104:4 (Greek version).
- 1:8-9 Ps 45:6-7.
- 1:10-12 Ps 102:25-27.
- 1:13 Ps 110:1.
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