The Superiority of Jesus

Kevin DeYoung:

The big idea in the first verses of Hebrews is the big idea for the whole book of Hebrews. God has spoken by his Son, and this Son is superior to all persons, heavenly beings, institutions, rituals, and previous means of revelation and redemption. Christ is superior to:

  • Angels (Hebrews 1-2)
  • Moses (Hebrews 3)
  • Joshua (Hebrews 3-4)
  • Aaron (Hebrews 5)
  • Abraham (Hebrews 6)
  • Melchizedek (Hebrews 7)
  • The old covenant (Hebrews 8)
  • The tabernacle (Hebrews 9)
  • The high priest (Hebrews 10)
  • The treasures of this world (Hebrews 11)
  • Mount Sinai (Hebrews 12)
  • The city we have here on earth (Hebrews 13)

The Son is our Great Superlative, surpassing all others because in him we have the fullness and finality of God’s redemption and revelation.