Daily Plumer – Hebrews 1:1-7 – Proofs of the Divinity of Jesus Christ – No. 1 – He is the Son of God

“The Lord Jesus Christ is truly, properly and supremely divine. There is none over him, none above him, none superior to him. Nor is he divine metaphorically, but properly; not by fiction, but in truth. This is proven in many ways in all the Scriptures, as might be shewn. Let us see the arguments as given in this clause – vs. 1-7.

A. He is called and he is the Son of God, vs. 2, 5. The force of this truth has been already somewhat explained. The fact of his Sonship is declared in the most excellent variety of scripture, before his birth, Ps. 2:7; Dan. 3:25; Luke 1:32, 35. In like manner after his birth when he was twelve years old he claimed sonship with God: ‘Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?’ Luke 2:49. At his baptism the Father declared, ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,’ Matt. 3:17. The same form of testimony was borne by the Father at Christ’s transfiguration, Matt. 17:5. At a later period, Jesus said, ‘Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again,’ John 12:28. Nathanial confessed him to be the Son of God, the King of Israel, John 1:47. In very many places he is called the Son of God.”

(These hopefully daily remarks come from William Swan Plumer’s 1872 commentary on the epistle to the Hebrews.)



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