God’s Angels, Spirit-Servants to the Son
A quotation from Psalm 104:4 identifies the angels as the Son's
creatures ("he makes") who are his servants. Psalm 104 portrays the visible
display of stormy winds and lightning, obeying God's providential direction.
But the wider context in the Book of Psalms (Psalm 103:20-22) gives the
author of Hebrews grounds for linking the visible storm with the invisible
servant-spirits sent by God to bring his Word to humanity. The next two
quotations (from Psalms 45 and 102) will focus on the Son's glory as eternal
ruler and unchangeable creator--in contrast to angels and all the rest of
creation, called to serve and subject to change. Our hopes and lives can
only rest secure in Jesus Christ the Son, who is "the same yesterday, today,
and forever" (Heb. 13:8).
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