In verses 4-6, we’re reminded that rejecting the gift of the Holy Spirit is very serious.
In verses 1-3, the author says it is time to move beyond elementary teachings about Christ. The next few paragraphs will go deeper.
- Going deeper
- God keeps his promises
In verses 13-14, the author compares mature to immature believers.
In verse 12, the Hebrews are encouraged to grow up.
In verses 8-11, we’re reminded that Jesus humbled himself.
I find verses 5-7 quite puzzling.
It sounds very much like Jesus is being treated as human, not divine, in this section.
Only his Father could save him from death.
High priests are humble, we read in verses 1-4, because they’ve faced the same temptations as the rest of us.
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