We also know that the Son did not come to help angels…
Therefore, it was necessary
for him to be made in every respect like us,
his brothers and sisters,
so that he could be our merciful
and faithful High Priest before God.
Then he could offer a sacrifice
that would take away the sins of the people.
Because God’s children are human beings—
made of flesh and blood—
the Son also became flesh and blood.
For only as a human being could he die,
and only by dying could he break the power of the devil,
who had the power of death.
Only in this way could he set free
all who have lived theirs lives as slaves
to the fear of dying.
For the message God delivered through angels
has always stood firm,
and every violation of the law
and every act of disobedience was punished.
So what makes us think we can escape
if we ignore this great salvation
that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself
and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak?
So we must listen very carefully
to the truth we have heard,
or we may drift away from it.
He also says to the Son,
“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth
and made the heavens with your hands.
They will perish, but you remain forever.
They will wear out like old clothing.
You will fold them up like a cloak
and discard them like old clothing.
But you are always the same;
you will live forever.”
Regarding the angels, he says,
“He sends his angels like the winds,
his servants like flames of fire.”
And God never said to any of the angels,
“Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies,
making them a footstool under your feet.”
Therefore, angels are only servants—
spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.
Hebrews 1:7, 13-14
The Son radiates God’s own glory
and expresses the very character of God,
and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command.
When he had cleansed us from our sins,
he sat down in the place of honor
at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.
He generously poured out the Spirit upon us
through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Because of his grace he made us right in his sight
and gave us confidence
that we will inherit eternal life.
…When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love,
he saved us,
not because of the righteous things we had done,
but because of his mercy.
He washed away our sins,
giving us a new birth and new life
through the Holy Spirit.
…God saved us and called us to live a holy life.
He did this,
not because we deserved it,
but because that was his plan
from before the beginning of time—
to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
He broke the power of death
and illuminated the way to life and immortality
through the Good News.
…I know the one in whom I trust,
and I am sure that he is able
to guard what I have entrusted to him
until the day of his return.
2 Timothy 1:9-10, 12