[Linux4christians] B7 - Monday - Hebrews 2
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
Sun Apr 15 22:38:17 EDT 2012
Warning Against Drifting Away
2:1 Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so
that we do not drift away.
2:2 For if the message spoken through angels proved to be so firm that
every violation or disobedience received its just penalty,
2:3 how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was
first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who
2:4 while God confirmed their witness with signs and wonders and various
miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Exposition of Psalm 8: Jesus and the Destiny of Humanity
2:5 For he did not put the world to come, about which we are speaking,
under the control of angels.
2:6 Instead someone testified somewhere:
"/*What is man that you think of him*/ /*or the son of man that you care
2:7 /*You made him lower than the angels for a little while*//. /*You
crowned him with glory and honor*.
2:8 /*You put all things under his control*//./"
For when he /*put all things under his control*/, he left nothing
outside of his control. At present we do not yet see /*all things under
2:9 but we see Jesus, who was made /*lower than the angels for a little
while*/, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so
that by God's grace he would experience death on behalf of everyone.
2:10 For it was fitting for him, for whom and through whom all things
exist, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the pioneer of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.
2:11 For indeed he who makes holy and those being made holy all have the
same origin, and so he is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters,
2:12 saying, "/*I will proclaim your name to my brothers;*/ /*in the
midst of the assembly I will praise you*/."
2:13 Again he says, "I will be confident in him," and again, "/*Here I
am*//,/ /*with*/ /*the children God has given me*/."
2:14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise
shared in their humanity, so that through death he could destroy the one
who holds the power of death (that is, the devil),
2:15 and set free those who were held in slavery all their lives by
their fear of death.
2:16 For surely his concern is not for angels, but he is concerned for
2:17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every
respect, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in
things relating to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.
2:18 For since he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to
help those who are tempted.
Lord, You poured part of Yourself into Jesus to create a being both
acceptable as a human who was sacrificed for all humankind and worthy as
a perfect sacrifice (without sin because of His essence as The Son). May
I never forget that You humbled Yourself because You so loved us.
Summary & Commentary
The Law required letter-perfect adherence.
"... such a great salvation" is the gift of Christ -- making salvation
possible for humankind -- something we could never have earned.
A right-response to the gift of Christ requires all to "pay closer
attention to what we have heard of the gospel-emphasized by "... signs
and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus, the Created Son-of-man, Who embodied "The Son" (member of the
eternal Trinity) "... was made a little lower than the angels for a
little while" so that He might bear our sin upon the Cross and open a
path for us to follow.
[Note: Jewish tradition held a high view of angels and exalted their
role in many things. The text of Hebrews makes a special effort to
emphasize the higher view God placed upon man than even the angels.]
Jesus came for "... the descendants of Abraham", not for the angels, and
He has proclaimed "Here I am, with the children God has given me."
Chapter two concluded "... since He Himself suffered when he was tempted
[tested], He is able to help those who are tempted.
[Note: The better rendering would be "tested", rather than "tempted", as
the Lord God never tempts nor is He -- even in the form of Jesus --
tempted. One is tempted only when one faces a test and chooses to listen
to the enemy rather than the Lord God.]
The amazing truth that Jesus, the Created Son-of-man, Who embodied "The
Son" (member of the eternal Trinity) "... was made a little lower than
the angels for a little while" so that He might bear our sin upon the
Cross and open a path for us to follow.
What are some practical ways that we may assure that "... such a great
salvation" as is the gift of Christ is never be forgotten in our lives
and that of our fellowships?
The amazing declaration made by Jesus "Here I am, with the children God
has given me."
When have you observed an example of the Lord God's blessing because of
His promise and provision that"... since He Himself suffered when he was
tempted [tested], He is able to help those who are tempted [tested]?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you an opportunity to assist a fellow
believer to remember the Gospel.
Today I will encourage and pray so that when the enemy attempts to
deceive him or her he will fail. If that fellow believer is already
struggling to keep a test from becoming a temptation I will remind them
what Jesus has done and the power they have to stand.
Be Specific ______________________________________________________
Tuesday's text will be:
Draw nearer to the Lord and He will bless you,
David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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