There was a world about to emerge when HW wrote this chapter; but angels--that is, the covenant they delivered--were not going to "run" it. This new world had One who subjected all things on man's behalf: He who was made for a little while--just like His brothers--lower than the angels. He stooped to conquer.
By God's great grace this One "tasted death"--absolute separation from God--so that His brothers could be delivered from its fearful grip. He didn't step in to do this for angels. Their fate was on them. But He did carry the load for all who choose to be Abraham's offspring.
He overcame the strongest temptation known to man--the passion to stay alive--in order to support any man who wants to come alive.
Listen in as we digest this text. Once again HW shows himself to be a master at appealing to and arguing from the Old Book. This study is its own reward!