Implications of the Divine Dialogue

The first two chapters of the book of Hebrews contain a mysterious Divine dialogue. In chapter 1 the Father declares important facts about God the Son to the Son Himself. The Father tells the Son of the covenantal status He secured through His resurrection when He cites the words of Psalm 2, “You are My Son today I have begotten You” (Heb. 1:5). Then quoting Ps. 45 He says to the Son, “Your throne O God is forever and ever, a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom” (Heb. 1:8). Finally, citing Psalm 102, He declares to the Son, “You LORD in the beginning laid the foundations of the earth and the heavens are the works of Your hands. They will perish but You remain, They will all grow old like a garment. Like a cloak You will fold them up and they will be changed. But You are the same and Your years will not fail” (Heb. 1:10-12).

In chapter 2 the Son, declares several truths about the Father to the Father Himself. Quoting Psalm 22 He says, “I will declare Your name to My brethren, in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You” (Heb. 2:12). Then citing a verse out of Isaiah 8 He says to the Father, “Here am I and the children whom You have given Me” (Heb. 2:13).

These two chapters contain one of the most beautiful exchanges in which the intimate fellowship that the Father and the Son have with each other is revealed to His people. Both Persons are God, but the Father and the Son remain distinct in their personal properties and in the roles they play in redemption.

These chapters climax in the revelation of the Son to His people in the midst of the dialogue He is having with His Father. Quoting again from Isaiah 8 He tells His people, “I will put My trust in Him” (Heb. 2:13). The Son confidently affirms that He has put His trust in the Father so that we also might put our trust in Him. This is one of the greatest encouragements to us as we seek to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

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