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Throughout the 40 Days of Lent, our Words from the Servants podcast will feature brothers from around the world as they give daily commentary on the Pentateuch and the book of Hebrews. This week, our Lebanese brother Joe Fahd will be providing scripture commentary on the book of Hebrews. Today’s commentary is on Hebrews 1:1 – 2:4. Take a listen below or click here to download. You can find the full list of our meditation passages for this 40 Days here.


Hebrews 1:1 – 2:4:

In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has obtained is more excellent than theirs. 

For to what angel did God ever say,
“Thou art my Son,
today I have begotten thee”?

Or again,
“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?

And again, when he brings the first-born into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Of the angels he says,
“Who makes his angels winds,
and his servants flames of fire.”

But of the Son he says,
“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever,
the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee
with the oil of gladness beyond thy comrades.”

And,
“Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of thy hands;
they will perish, but thou remainest;
they will all grow old like a garment,
like a mantle thou wilt roll them up,
and they will be changed.
But thou art the same,
and thy years will never end.”

But to what angel has he ever said,
“Sit at my right hand,
till I make thy enemies
a stool for thy feet”?

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation? 

Therefore we must pay the closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his own will. 

Joe Fahd
Joe was born in Lebanon and grew up in the local Sword of the Spirit community there. He studied Biology with a view toward becoming a medical doctor like his father. Upon getting interested in the celibate life, he changed career tracks and began serving in university outreach, first in Lebanon, and since 2007 in London, England. He survived a potentially life-threatening accident in 2009, but is now fully recovered. He currently leads Koinonia, a student ministry in London helping university students explore community life. He also enjoys the outdoors and hosting people for a Lebanese dinner.
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