Jesus is better because Jesus is fully God.
Hebrews 2 begins with the letter’s first exhortation and warning. Since Jesus is better, we must pay special and specific attention to what He has said. Otherwise, amid our lack of care we will slip away from Him.
The writer’s argument as to why Jesus is better continues…
Jesus is better because Jesus is fully Man.
Jesus is better because Jesus is fully Savior.
Our God, the creator of the heavens and the earth, created man, male and female, in His image. Because of sin, we lost the privilege to bear His image – we lost life and were put under the bondage of death. Our God ran to our aid by making Himself in our image to experience death for everyone. Through faith in Him, in His death and resurrection, we have been released from death and have been restored to eternal life.
That’s why Jesus – fully God, fully Man, fully Savior – is better.
(Heb 6:19; Ps 8:4-6; Gen 1:26-28; Heb 1:3; Isa 52:13-53:12; Isa 60:19; Jos 5:14-15; Ps 22:22; Isa 8:17, 18; Heb 4:14-16; Matt 4:1-11, 26:39-44, 27:46)