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Hebrews 5:11-6:12 If God Permits

Start with the basics but move on from there to maturity. Then you can instruct others in the basics too.

Today our author scolds his audience for not moving beyond the basics of the faith. He wants to take them further in the word but he has to follow God’s leading and timetable. They will get to the “solid food” of the word, if God permits.

How many times have you heard, or even said yourself, “You ought to be big enough to know…”? We all learn concepts sequentially. I remember watching as my children learned to dress themselves. It was comical at times when items of clothing were worn incorrectly, but at least they were trying. At some point though they all learned how to fully dress themselves, including putting their shoes on the right feet and tying them.

Barring any extreme illness or mental status change, once learned, you don’t have to relearn how to dress yourself. They have the basics and they can go on building on that foundation. They can even help their younger brothers and sisters learn the basics too. Read more »

Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Our High Priest

Because He willingly did one He was appointed the other.

Today we see just why Jesus is called our High Priest. He didn’t appoint Himself to this position, God did. And He is able to identify with our struggles because He also went through those struggles Himself.

When God first set the nation of Israel up with rules and regulations He inaugurated the priesthood. The first priest and high priest was Aaron; Moses’ brother. Aaron didn’t seek out this position, God told Moses who to choose. Aaron had been serving beside Moses as they spoke to Pharaoh. They stood together, Moses and Aaron, and proclaimed each of the coming judgements on Egypt.

Aaron and his sons were called by God to serve in the new position of priesthood once the Israelites had crossed into the wilderness. I’m really not sure why God chose this group/family for this purpose. When Jacob blesses his sons right before his death he made Read more »

Hebrews 3:7-4:13 A Matter of The Heart

Relationship over rules ANY day!

Our author compares the Hebrew children who left Egypt with the new believers. Where were their hearts pointed?

I have often wondered how the people who witnessed so MANY miraculous works of God could still not follow Him. The group of people I am specifically pointing out are those who left Egypt with Moses. They were present for all ten of the plagues God sent. They watched as Pharaoh’s armies were drowned in the Red Sea. They themselves had just walked across that sea ON DRY LAND! Read more »

Hebrews 3:1-6 Moses Outdone

EVERY knee shall bow to Jesus. Even the heroes of old.

Our author is going to rock some Jewish minds! The Jewish faith puts Moses on a pedestal for his contributions to their history and faith. Now our author tells this group that Jesus is higher than Moses.

Moses was one of the most revered men in Jewish history and in the Jewish faith. Our author is not disputing that fact but is putting Moses in his proper place; UNDER Jesus. “Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant… but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a Son” (verses 5a, 6a). Read more »

Hebrews 2:5-18 He Made a Choice

How about God’s way. I want that to be my choice!

Our writer continue on with his study of why Jesus was able to provide our salvation. It wasn’t simply because He was God or even that He became a man. The reason was because He made the right choices every time.

Jesus laid aside His royal robes and stepped down into this mess of humanity. He didn’t have to; He chose to. He made that choice in the beginning of time. God knew we were going to mess up before He even spoke, “Let there be…” So that means He agreed to God’s plan from the start. But agreeing to something in the future is a LOT different than walking it out in the here and now. Read more »