Crowned with glory and honor
You have made man a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” Hebrews 2:7&8
This section of Hebrews 2 starts out by saying: God didn’t put the world we live in today in the hands of the angels. It quotes a passage in Psalms 8 that talk about why God is interested in people. It says even though God made people “lower” than angels, He actually crowned the first people (Adam and Eve) with glory and honor and gave them dominion over the created world. It goes on to say in verse 9: Now we don’t see the dominion that people once had because of sin. Instead we look to Jesus who became a man to suffer death, raise up and once again be crowned with glory and honor. He, by God’s grace took on death for all people and then came back to give us all a life crowned with God’s glory and honor.
Oh I know we do not have our glorified bodies that we will one day get, but we do have God’s love, grace and power on the inside of us through His Holy Spirit. So once again, we cannot see by looking at our outward appearance, but on the inside and in Christ Jesus, we now have our dominion back. We are children of God and as a child of the King, He backs us with all the grace, glory and honor of heaven.
Today I want to encourage you to receive His Glory and honor through Christ Jesus the Lord by praying this salvation prayer. Jesus will come into your heart and into your life and will change you from the inside out.
God in heaven, I know I’m a sinner and I need a Savior. I want to turn away from my sinful life to the life You have planned for me. Please forgive me for my sins, cleanse me from my past, and make me new. I know your Son, Jesus died for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. At this very moment, I accept, confess, and proclaim Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior . . . to be Lord of my life from this day forward. I now have a right relationship with God my Father. I also ask for Your Holy Spirit’s grace, glory and honor to guide me and to empower me to do the things that You have planned for my life in Jesus name, Amen
Today’s scripture reading: Hebrews 2:5-9