Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus Hebrews 2:1

The superiority of the Son has always been an issue among religious people. It has never been an issue with "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." In the minds of men, the Son has been seen as a threat to human institutions and modes of thought. Early Judaizers considered Him inferior to Moses and the Law. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus was opposed by those with an inordinate attachment to Law. How many are the things that have been exalted above the Lord Jesus Christ. These represent considerations that dominate the minds of men, motivating them and determining the direction of their thinking. These competing considerations include religious institutions, the family, government, ecology, education, popularity, financial independence, and entertainment. Surface thinkers think nothing of saturating their minds with history, astronomy, mathematics, fiction, and poetry. They do not give sufficient time to hearing Jesus, even though He is the exclusive One through Whom God now speaks to them. Too often, those that come in the name of the Lord actually question the validity or applicability of Christ's words. It is astounding how prevalent this condition is. In our text, the Spirit is doing more than asserting the superiority of Jesus Christ. He is showing the unacceptableness of any other view. Because our affection is to be placed on things above, and not on things on the earth (Col 3:1-3), we are being led to consider the Son of God. The result of this consideration will be two-fold. First, we will be lifted out of ourselves, our weaknesses, and the distracting environment of the seen. Second, we will be brought within the range of blessing, where the ministration of Christ can be realized.

-- More on this tomorrow --