That he might offer sacrifices for sin; that is, the offerings that were appointed to make atonement, that sin might be pardoned and sinners accepted. From those to whom much is given much is expected. The eyes of your understanding (heart) being enlightened (Ephesians 1:18). In the days of his flesh, Christ made himself subject to death: he hungered: he was a tempted, suffering, dying Jesus. He is an intruder who is not called of God, as was Aaron. [12] For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness. I prefer "reverent fear." Is unexperienced in the word of righteousness — The sublimer truths of the gospel. Dull hearers make the preaching of the gospel difficult, and even those who have some faith may be dull hearers, and slow to believe. We really only master something after we have effectively taught it to someone else. The Gospels And no one taketh this honour — The priesthood. Those only can expect assistance from God, and acceptance with him, and his presence and blessing on them and their services, that are called of God. Babies can be cranky, and spiritual babes will fuss over any little thing. “He died, and so made the legacy good; he rose again and lives to see that none shall rob any one of his beloved of the portion he has left.” (Spurgeon). a. But what he most exceedingly feared was the weight of infinite justice; the being "bruised" and "put to grief" by the hand of God himself. Babies need a lot of sleep, and spiritual babes spend much time spiritually asleep. ii. He must also be compassed with infirmity; and so be able from himself feelingly to consider our frame, and to sympathize with us. Historical Books How many dry prayers, how few wetted with tears, do we offer up to God! Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. ALFORD translates, "That someone teach you the rudiments"; but the position of the Greek, "tina," inclines me to take it interrogatively, "which," as English Version, Syriac, Vulgate, &c. of the oracles of God--namely, of the Old Testament: instead of seeing Christ as the end of the Old Testament Scripture, they were relapsing towards Judaism, so as not only not to be capable of understanding the typical reference to Christ of such an Old Testament personage as Melchisedec, but even much more elementary references. [2.] Jesus obeyed in all things, even to the end. ii. by reason of use--Greek, "habit." Hebrews 5:1-14 . By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Wisdom Literature Minor Prophets Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. The connection of Sonship and priesthood is typified in the Hebrew title for priests being given to David's sons ( 2 Samuel 8:18 ). II. He is "High Priest" in respect of the Aaronic type, and also in respect to us, whom He has made priests by throwing open to us access to God [BENGEL]. Accordingly these are enumerated in the first verse of the ensuing chapter. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. b. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. General Epistles This includes the doctrine of justification and sanctification: the first principles, as well as the perfection, of the doctrine of Christ: the nature of the offices and person of Christ as the true Melchisedec, that is, "King of righteousness" (compare Matthew 3:15 ). He must be one that can have compassion on two sorts of persons:-. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach on again which be the first principles of the oracles of God, is unskilful in the word of righteousness, But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use, have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil, Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The ability to discern is a critical measure of spiritual maturity. Indeed, his human nature needed the support of Omnipotence; and for this he sent up strong crying and tears: but, throughout his whole life, he showed that it was not the sufferings he was to undergo, but the dishonour that sin had done to so holy a God, that grieved his spotless soul. He feared the discussion of Aaron and Melchizedek and Jesus would sound too academic and theoretical to his readers. Babies are handed from one person to another, and spiritual babes are tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14-16). He took to him flesh, and for some days tabernacled therein; he became a mortal man, and reckoned his life by days, herein setting us an example how we should reckon ours. His prayer was "heard" in His Father's strengthening Him so as to hold fast His unwavering faith under the trial (My God, my God, was still His filial cry under it. Wisdom Literature There is a spiritual eye, a spiritual appetite, a spiritual taste; the soul has its sensations as well as the body; these are much depraved and lost by sin, but they are recovered by grace. For what purpose every high priest was ordained: 1. iii. The Old Testament Pentateuch . Christ by his sufferings was consecrated to his office, consecrated by his own blood. strong meat--"Milk" refers to such fundamental first principles as he enumerates in Hebrews 6:1 Hebrews 6:2 . He wanted to address some critical basics before going on to more intricate topics, but their spiritual condition made it hard to explain. He is exalted to be a prince to rule us, as well as a Saviour to deliver us; and he will be a Saviour to none but to those whom he is a prince, and who are willing that he should reign over them; the rest he will account his enemies, and treat them accordingly. Proud member on account of sins.". By, or in consequence of, this habit they exercise themselves in these things with ease, readiness, cheerfulness, and profit. In this chapter the apostle continues his discourse upon the priesthood of Christ, a sweet subject, which … The hardening of their heart; who being past feeling, have given themselves over to licentiousness (Ephesians 4:18-19). Who can have compassion — In proportion to the offence: so the Greek word signifies. Only Jesus can author your eternal salvation. Christ has left us an example that we should learn humble obedience to the will of God, by all our afflictions. Johannine Writings He was raised and exalted, and to him was given the power of saving all sinners to the uttermost, who come unto God through him. Major Prophets Johannine Writings You can check these in your browser security settings. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. This salvation is actually bestowed on none but those who obey Christ. Prophets Ye have need that one teach you again which are the first principles of religion. Have you become a babe? It is by use and exercise that these senses are improved, made more quick and strong to taste the sweetness of what is good and true, and the bitterness of what is false and evil. A Pauline phrase the first elements, but also "which they be." Major Prophets . God the Father was able to save him from death. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The apostle begins here to treat of the priesthood of Christ. There are spiritual senses as well as those that are natural. ALFORD somewhat similarly translates, "By reason of His reverent submission."