JESUS MADE HIGHER THAN THE ANGELS
This week the author of Hebrews reminded us of Psalm 8. His readers who were largely Jewish Christians, would have been very familiar with this passage. It reminds them that when man was created he was made a little "lower than the heavenly beings and crowned with glory and honor." He had dominion over the animals and birds and fish and "all the works of your hands." But man was tempted and ultimately became sinful. God sent us Jesus, his only Son, to live as a man, lower than the angels for awhile. Then Jesus did something incredible for us. He gave up his life as a sacrifice for us that we may one day join him in his kingdom and rise above the angels. He was and is our salvation.
And someday we can truly be "crowned with glory and honor."