“So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father “ ? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son” ? And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” Hebrews 1:4-6
If we look back to the book of Job, the angels are called “sons of God” (Job 1:6, 2:1) because, like Adam they are direct creations from the hand of God. For some, this may be interpreted that the angels are equal with Jesus and therefore should be worshipped. But Jesus is the UNcreated One, and exalted above man and anything else. The angels can not claim authority or eternity as Jesus can nor were they ever singled out and given a higher status as Christ was.
I once read that “the angels were created but the Son is begotten.” The angels are called to worship Yahweh (Jehovah) as early as Deuteronomy. The obedience of angels can be witnessed in Job 38:7, Luke 2:13 and Revelation 5:11-12. In the book of Mark we see that even the demons (fallen angels) fall down before Christ and acknowledge him as the Son of God.
These past six verses have taken me awhile to read through and comprehend their meanings, but I’m learning SO much at this slow pace. I’m encouraged that various verses can be linked together and once again reminding me that the Bible is one seamless story!