So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
In the preceding verses, the inspired writer asserts the superiority of the Gospel to the law, on account of Jesus’ superiority in His nature and name to all the prophets of the Old Covenant. Now he points out our Redeemer’s infinite superiority to all holy angels.
Although this assertion sounds obvious, let us consider that everyone who has encountered one of God’s angels in its splendour and power has been awestruck. Angels are extremely intelligent and powerful beings, beloved. Singlehandedly, they can accomplish great feats (see Psalm 34:7; 103:20-21; 2 Kings 19:35; Dan 6:22; Mat 28:2). No wonder many people have been inclined to worship them!
In fact, many people have fallen prey to the antics of false prophets–mere men. Yet others have been deceived by impressive fallen angels. However, informed believers do not settle for prophets and angels, no matter how impressive they may seem.
We know that the Lord Jesus Christ is far greater than any and all of these prophets and mighty angelic beings. His name is above any other. Our hope is built on nothing less than a firm foundation. There is nothing inferior about Christianity. Don’t be ashamed of the Gospel. Hold your head up high as you follow Jesus!