“In the beginning, Lord, you established the earth,
and the heavens are the works of your hands; they will perish, but you remain.
They will all wear out like clothing; you will roll them up like a cloak,
and they will be changed like clothing. But you are the same,
and your years will never end.” (Hebrews 1:10-12)
In this first chapter of Hebrews, the case for Jesus’ greatness was clearly established. The writer mentions seven times in this chapter how Jesus was far superior to any angelic being. In our world today, trends, fads, and ideals change quicker than someone can even keep track of. People are always looking for the next big start-up company to invest in or the newest gadget to own. Yet, through all these centuries, one thing never changes. That is the Greatness of Jesus.
The writer of Hebrews referenced Psalm 102:25-27 in describing some essential and specific attributes of Jesus. The first attribute states that Jesus is Creator, as the one who established the earth and the heavens. Jesus is the 2nd person of the Blessed Trinity. The second attribute is that Jesus is self-existent and will always remain. Others may come and go, but Jesus will remain unchanged. In this passage we also see that Jesus is sovereign, with authority over all of creation and history. Jesus is in control and we would be wise to submit to His ways. Finally, we see that Jesus is unchangeable. He is immutable and eternal.
What do these attributes of Jesus mean to us? It gives us hope even while we go through life in uncertainty. It gives us a hope that is firm, unchanging, and we can be confident in Him. While others put their hope in things that fade away or only offer temporal satisfaction, we can be assured that our hope in Jesus will last forever. Jesus has proven Himself worthy of our praise and the ways that you see Jesus working in your life each day should cause us to tell others about the hope and joy that they can find in Jesus, too. When you follow and trust in the Unchangeable Greatness of Jesus, it frees you to live your life with purpose and not be swayed by the fleeting existence of the things of this world.