Almost every commentator observes the fact that the author of Hebrews speaks of the superiority of Christ over the prophets. His arguments are around the need to give Jesus supremacy over God’s earlier spokesmen. He then adds the same is necessary regarding the angels. Jesus reigns supreme over them. He’ll next talk about, in a little more detail, how Jesus is supreme over Moses, and then specifically address the law and its sacrificial system. But I haven’t noticed any commentator pointing to the fact that Jesus is supreme over the whole creation! God has been banned from the classroom as secular teachers force evolutionary theory down the throats of our children. They want to teach science as if it’s something apart from God, or that it can in some way be divorced from its designer and creator. The author of Hebrews says that it’s better to know a little bit about Jesus than everything about the world! Hebrews 1:10-12 says “And, ‘You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;  they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed.  But you are the same, and your years will have no end.’” John and Paul aren’t the only two New Testament writers that attribute the creation of the world to Jesus.

You can never really understand the natural world and order of things until you understand Jesus. Everything you and I can learn about science, math, the arts, the languages, etc., is nonsense if it doesn’t illuminate the reality of its creator. Jesus was the first philosopher! Jesus was the first painter, writer, sculptor! As the physical manifestation of God’s love for mankind, without a grasp of that knowledge, everything else is meaningless. God, through His Son (the expression of His love) gave us everything. He made the world and filled it with color and gave me eyes! God loves me! He made the world and filled it with birds and sounds of the night and gave me ears to enjoy them and the music of life. God loves me! He filled the world with foods of every imaginable variety and gave me the most sophisticated taste system so that I could taste every single one of them. God loves me! I could go on and on.

The world with its vastness and glory grips us with its magnitude! One of the headlines this morning (June 20, 2019) says, “Nearby star may be supporting life! This may be the most earth-like exoplanet discovered yet.” I truly doubt that there’s life there, but we’re still looking to the stars. How can you look at them and not consider their origin? To do so, is a waste of time. They declare the greatness of God, Jesus! But in today’s America, knowledge is god! Although He is the creator, choreographer, and sustainer of it all, we want to look at the macro and the micro worlds as something in and of themselves. This author wants us to understand knowledge in and of itself will not save us; not even knowledge of the Bible. Only Jesus can save us. He is not only greater than the prophets, angels, Moses and the law. He is greater than anything! Think about that.