Lane on Hebrews 2:5-9

I’ve been preaching through Hebrews on Sunday nights and have found it to be quite challenging and very rewarding. One of the commentaries I refer to is William Lane’s volume in the Word Biblical Commentary. I found the following thoughts to be interesting:

“There is a profound note of anticipation in the OT teaching about humanity. The words of the psalmist look forward to the future, and that future is inextricably bound up with the person and work of Jesus. His condescension to be made for a brief while ‘lower than the angels’ set in motion a sequence of events in which abasement and humiliation were the necessary prelude to exaltation. His coronation and investiture with priestly glory and splendor provide assurance that the power of sin and death has been nullified and that humanity will yet be led to the full realization of their intended glory. In Jesus the hearers are to find the pledge of their own entrance into the imperial destiny intended by God for them” – p. 50

Αυτω η δοξα,

Jason

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