“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.
But you are the same,
and your years will have no end.”
13 And to which of the angels has he ever said,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?”
The final contrast in the chapter is between angels as creatures and Christ as Creator. This is perhaps the most absolute contrast of all, and the most conclusive, and the Apostle rises to sublime heights as he describes the unchanging, eternal Sonship of Christ. The whole created order shall pass away, but "Thou remainest…. Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail" (11, 12). Not only should this prove to be a conclusive argument as to the superiority of Christ over the whole created order, but it is also a source of encouragement and strength and assurance to weak and hesitant believers such as those to whom the epistle was first written tended to be, for it reminds us of the one unchanging reality in Christian experience amid all the changes and chances of this uncertain world - Jesus Christ, the same yesterday and today and forever. This is the true anchorage of life, and so long as ever we can look up and say with assurance, 'Thou remainest', we shall never finally fall or fail. But more. Not only is Christ's unchangeable majesty in respect of creation emphasised, but His superlative position now forever at the right hand of God as the exalted and victorious Lord. 'Jesus takes the highest station', we sometimes sing, and this is the emphasis in 13. So that whether we think of Him - to use a paradoxical expression and talk as men - in terms of past eternity or future eternity, He towers over the created order as its rightful King and Head, and its eternal Hope.