For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, … Continue reading What Is This About?
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and … Continue reading Fixing The Malaise
But solid food is for the mature—for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil. Hebrews 5:14 Just as wisdom is layered and sometimes unpredictable, the same is true with evil. It can be equally hard to recognize. You may object … Continue reading Isn’t The Difference Pretty Obvious?
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since … Continue reading “Now, You Go Do It!”
As he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 5:6 Every language is limited in descriptors. For instance, the word ‘love’ is vast. Saying that I love pizza and I love my child are far removed … Continue reading Language With Unique Descriptors
And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today … Continue reading Priests Throughout All Time?
For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. Hebrews 5:1-2 … Continue reading How Could You Do Such a Thing?
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in … Continue reading Going To Someone Who Gets It
And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13 First, the good news ~ If you fear being invisible to God, you’re not. And the bad news … Continue reading The Good News and The Bad News
Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. Hebrews 4:11 I got a note several weeks ago from someone who I’ve grown to care about very much. She said, ‘Christine, please pray for … Continue reading Striving. A Bad Thing?