Hebrews 1:10 – 12 — “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands: They shall perish; but Thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt Thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.
Now we will take another look at the identity of the Creator. Who is it that created the Heaven and the earth?
In Genesis 1 verse 1, the entirety of Scripture opens with the simple sentence: “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” The creeds of Christendom assume this creative work to belong to the Father, but the Bible places this work in the hands of the Son. He has preeminence in creation, because He is the Creator:
Colossians 1:15 – 16, 18 — “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him … that in all things He might have the preeminence.”
To not see the Scriptural evidence for the absolute Deity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is to show absolute ignorance of the Word of God, or to absolutely reject that which God has declared in His Word. In the book of Job, Jehovah God answers to Job and asks him and his wise buddies a question:
Job 38:1, 4 — “Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, … Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.”
Notice the witness of from whom this question came: The LORD answered. The “all capital” notation of LORD in the King James Version, and in many other versions, is how the translators noted that they were translating the Hebrew — יְהֹוָה — Jehovah.
The LORD Jehovah answered Job and his “wise counselors” and said “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?”
The passage that we are currently studying, Hebrews 1:10 – 12, is a quotation from Psalm 102:
Psalm 102:24 – 26 — “I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: Thy years are throughout all generations.
“Of old hast Thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of Thy hands.
“They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed:
“But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.”
The inspired apostle, writing to the Hebrews, makes it clear that this Psalm is speaking about the Son. The Jehovah of the Hebrew Scriptures is the very same as the Son, Jesus Christ. The very name “Jesus” means Jehovah saves, or Jehovah my Savior¹. That is why the angel of the Lord gave this name to Joseph:
Matthew 1:21 — “And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people² from their sins.”
We see the Name Jehovah, in the very Name of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is exalted as Savior, and the Name we know our God by now is the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Philippians 2:9 – 10 — “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth…”
Do you, dear reader, want to know the Creator of the universe as your Savior? He took on flesh for the purpose of reconciling His creation to Himself, and He will by grace save you when you come to Him by faith in His blood, and believe the gospel that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3 – 4).
Romans 3:21 – 26 — “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”
2 Corinthians 5:19 – 21 — “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
- From Vines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words:
is a transliteration of the Heb. “Joshua,” meaning “Jehovah is salvation,” i.e., “is the Savior,” “a common name among the Jews, e.g., Exd 17:9; Luk 3:29 (RV); Col 4:11. It was given to the Son of God in Incarnation as His personal name, in obedience to the command of an angel to Joseph, the husband of His Mother, Mary, shortly before He was born, Mat 1:21. By it He is spoken of throughout the Gospel narratives generally, but not without exception, as in Mar 16:19, 20; Luk 7:13, and a dozen other places in that Gospel, and a few in John.
- “His people” referring specifically here to His covenant people, Israel.