Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.…
Even now agencies are at work in God's material works tending towards the dissolution of certain of them. Water, frost, and fire are all eating away portions of the world. But to these will be added, at the last, some swift and sudden convulsion, telling that her end is nigh at hand. Probably no particle of matter will ever be annihilated; and out of the ruins of the world it seems, from 2 Peter 3:13, as if " new heavens and a new earth " were to emerge. But still, the present world is to be utterly destroyed. The green earth and the azure heavens are to pass away. Both shall be consumed, and hurried into wreck and ruin, by the devastating fire that shall usher in "the great day of the Lord." But even at this stage of the passage there is a direct testimony to the surpassing power and majesty of Christ. "Thou," it is said of the Son — "Thou shall fold them up." Christ, who, "in the beginning," was the Maker, will, in the end, be the Destroyer, of the world.
(A. S. Patterson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.