“What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor and put everything under his feet.” Hebrews 2:5-8
That Jesus became man by the will of God is something for religious debates. One major religion in the Philippines does not believe that Jesus is God, but that He is only a “sugo” or literally “the one commanded.” Another believe that Jesus is an angel and that the name Jehovah belongs to God but this is not Jesus.The psalmist asks the question rhetorically because only God can answer the question since only God knows the son. What is “man” that you are mindful of him? “The son of man” born of Joseph and Mary, that you care for him? Even the angels testified when Jesus was born “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Christ the Lord. …Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:11,14. On his birth, Jesus was made a little lower than the angels, but after his resurrection, he was crowned with glory and honor. Then God “put everything under his feet.”Why is this truth contested even to this day? Jesus is Lord and the book of Hebrews can only be straightforward about it. “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe” (Hebrews 1:1-2). That Jesus is the beginning and the end is so obvious in this verse. That he is sustains the world which is also under his feet is even more clear in the following: “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to them. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my son; today I have become your Father?” (Hebrews 1:3-5)These words were originally written for the Jews who considered angels as superior to Jesus. In our time, there may be other “celestial beings” people consider to be God over their lives and decisions. Sometimes, it’s painful to learn that people will easily believe that their bodies could also be gods, and they work at this, if only to attain that heavenly stature. Christians have a duty to tell about Jesus, that He is God and there is no other.