Handel's “The Messiah” –

Unto which of the angels; Let all the angels


Hebrews 1:5-9, Unto which of the angels; Let all the angels
Psalm 68:11-18, Thou art gone up; The Lord gave the word
Isaiah 52:7-9; Romans 10:15, How beautiful are the feet
Romans 10:18; Psalm 19:1-6, Their sound is gone out
Psalm 2:1-12, Why do the nations – Thou shalt break them

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Hebrews 1:5-9, Unto which of the angels; Let all the angels (12/24/12)

The point of the book of Hebrews is this: Christ Jesus is the fulfillment of, and therefore superior to, the old ways of worshipping God. In particular, Jesus is superior to the angels, who worship him.

Psalm 68:11-18, Thou art gone up; The Lord gave the word (12/25/12)

Honestly, in my opinion, neither the King James nor the ISV does justice to vs. 11. Both the Hebrew and the Greek say something more like, “The army that announced the good news was enormous!” We are God’s army—let’s get out there and announce the Good News of Jesus’ birth!

Isaiah 52:7-9; Romans 10:15, How beautiful are the feet (12/26/12)

Most of the New Testament writers quote freely from the Old Testament—which was their only scripture! Today’s song from “The Messiah” is Paul’s quotation from Isaiah.

Romans 10:18; Psalm 19:1-6, Their sound is gone out (12/27/12)

Paul argues in Romans that people who call on the name of the Lord will be saved, because they believed, because they heard, because someone preached, because that someone was sent. Some don’t believe, but it wasn’t because they didn’t hear – the voice of the preachers “has gone out into the whole world, and their words to the ends of the earth.” This is a direct quote from Psalms 19:4.

When you read Psalms 19, however, you see that it is talking about the voice of the Heavens, which wordlessly declare the glory of God. Proclaiming the Gospel is important, but our daily behavior should also wordlessly reveal God’s glorious love.

Psalm 2:1-12, Why do the nations – Thou shalt break them (12/28/12)

The Bible contains a surprisingly large amount of political commentary.


More of Handel's “The Messiah” will be coming soon.
Comfort Ye My People
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
He shall feed His flock
Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
Unto which of the angels
Hallelujah

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