Christ Is Better – Sceptre of Righteousness
Bible Verse: Hebrews 1:8
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Hebrews 1:8
A. Quoting from Psalm 45:6-7, the Hebrews author is again magnifying the deity of Christ over angels. The deity of Christ is presented here as being from the lips of God Himself in the words “But unto the Son he saith.” This is God the Father talking to God the Son. And God the Father addresses God the Son as “O God” and talks about the Son’s throne! These Jewish believers knew that angels ministered around the throne of God; they do not sit on the throne of God. God’s Son has a “throne” that is “forever and ever.” If anyone denies that Jesus Christ is God they are contradicting God Himself.
B. He also has “a sceptre of righteousness.” A “sceptre of righteousness” is another sign of Christ‟s royal kingship and His power to rule in His kingdom. Christ’s power and rule is one of “righteousness.” God‟s Son is a ruler of integrity. Many a man has promised to rule nations and kingdoms righteously only to be marred by corruption and deceit. Not so with Christ. He is a “righteous” ruler. Worship God’s Son for His rule and His righteousness.