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The Lord Jesus Christ, endless and unchangeable

And: In the beginning, Lord,

you established the earth,

and the heavens are the works of your hands;

they will perish, but you remain.

They will all wear out like clothing;

you will roll them up like a cloak,

and they will be changed like clothing.

But you are the same,

and your years will never end. Hebrews 1:10-12 CSB

Continuing on the author’s theme of showing how Jesus is worthy of worship over the angels, we see another long quotation from the Old Testament, specifically from Psalm 102:25-27, in which the author asks the Lord for deliverance from his suffering. Lament Psalms begin with the author pouring out their heart and grievances to the Lord, and at the end, acknowledges the power and majesty of God, believing in Him, even though deliverance may not come immediately. The author of Hebrews applies this Old Testament Psalm because Christ is worthy to be exalted for He does not change and He is eternal. Verse 10 of Hebrews acknowledges the Creator and His creation, a similar phrase in Genesis 1:1. What was attributed to the God of the Old Testament is now attributed to Christ. Because the Lord is the Creator, He can do what He wants with His creation. In the end, in verses 11 to 12, we see that this creation, this earth, is finite and will end, but the Lord is everlasting and unchanging, “You are the same, and Your years will never end.” This is also acknowledged by Peter in 2:3:11-13, “Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, it is clear what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness as you wait for the day of God and hasten its coming. Because of that day, the heavens will be dissolved with fire and the elements will melt with heat. But based on his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” Everything God created is temporal and eventually will be rolled up and discarded. This is why we do not rely on the created things for they will not last. Only God is eternal and should be the only one who should be trusted. Because the Lord is endless and unchanging, we can hold onto His promises and look forward to heaven, where there will be no more pain or sorrow.

Blessings,

Isaac De Guzman

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