Eternal Creator: Hebrews 1:10-12
“10) And, “Thou, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of Your hands; 11) They will perish, but You remain; And they all will become old like a garment, 12) And like a mantle You will roll them up; Like a garment they will also be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.”” Hebrews‬ ‭1:10-12‬
The writer of the book of Hebrews now quotes from Psalm 102:25-27. In doing so, he makes three profound observations about Jesus Christ. First, He calls Him the Creator. This squares with the same claim made earlier in Hebrews 1:2. The Bible consistently attributes the work of Creation to the Son.
Second, the writer notes that the Creator is greater than the creation. God exists separate and distinct from what He created. He exists outside of time, space and matter. He is infinitely greater than what He created.
The writers third point is profound and extends way beyond the science of his day. He observes that the universe is wearing out and deteriorating, but God is eternal. This observation is expressed in the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. It is a major scientific blow to the theory of evolution which is based on the notion that everything is evolving and getting better. That is the exact opposite to the Laws of Thermodynamics.
Hebrews 1:11 observes that the heavens will “perish.” The next verse says they are “like a garment that wears out.” By contrast, God does not age or wear out. His years will not come to and end. He is eternal.
When the reader stands back and embraces the full claims of the opening chapter of the book of Hebrews, we have one of the most profound explanations of God found in the whole Bible. It points to the conclusion that Jesus Christ is Creator God.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global