We fancy that we have to fight our way to heaven by the might of our own right hand, and by our own skill; but it is not so. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Sinning against the gospel is neglect of this great salvation; it is a contempt of the saving grace of God in Christ, making light of it, not caring for it, not regarding either the worth of gospel grace, or the want of it, and our undone state without it. They are of one earthly father, Adam. Here is an appeal to the consciences of sinners. Of one spirit, one holy and heavenly disposition; the same mind is in them that was in Christ, though not in the same measure; the same Spirit informs and actuates the head and all the members.2. They are none other than His human “fellows” above whom He had been anointed with the oil of gladness (1:9). Hebrews 2:1-4 commentary. The High Priest was therefore in constant sympathy with the people of God, carrying them on his heart and on his shoulders. The remembrance of his own sorrows and temptations, makes Christ mindful of the trials of his people, and ready to help them. None of these plans worked, until Jesus stood before Pilate and received the sentence of execution – what joy there was in the counsels of Hell! It did not disgrace or dishonor your Lord, and temptation will not disgrace or dishonor you. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. In Hebrews 2:6-8 , MAN is spoken of in general ("him . Commentary on Hebrews 2:10-18. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. “We know that had he only been God yet still he would not have been fitted for a perfect Savior, unless he had become man. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. If you start before your Captain gives you the order to march, you will have to come back again; and if you try to fight apart from your Captain, you will rue the day.” (Spurgeon). Christ never designed to be the Saviour of the fallen angels, therefore he did not take their nature; and the nature of angels could not be an atoning sacrifice for the sin of man. (2) Review the promises of God for help from on high to obey his word, for example, Hebrews 2:18; 4:14-16; 2 Timothy 2:7. He knows what we are going through. “Many persons are tempted, but do not suffer in being tempted. Much less, then, can we trifle with Christ’s gospel. d. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one: Therefore we are sanctified by One who has been sanctified. He tried through the murderous intent of Herod when Jesus was a baby. With the solitary exception of hell, death is certainly the most Satanic mischief that sin hath accomplished. But it is remarkable that He is not ashamed to call us brethren. b. Let those who dread death, and strive to get the better of their terrors, no longer attempt to outbrave or to stifle them, no longer grow careless or wicked through despair. “Now, seeing that it is the will of the Lord to lead us to glory by the Captain of our salvation, I want you to be worthy of your Leader. God placed mankind in an honored position of authority, but mankind sinned and forfeited that position. (1-4) His sufferings are no objection against his pre-eminence. i. Jesus did not wear the High Priest’s breastplate. In this chapter the apostle, I. The Gospel reading this day after Christmas strikes a new tone for the season by dramatically leading us away from anticipation of Advent and revelry of the holidays to the tenuous and dark days between promises and their fruition.1. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. . Gospel. The setting forth the gospel was continued and confirmed by those who heard Christ, by the evangelists and apostles, who were witnesses of what Jesus Christ began both to do and to teach; and by the gifts of the Holy Ghost, qualified for the work to which they were called. Propitiation: “The true idea seems to be…that God offers to Himself the sacrifice of Christ, so that He is at once the One who propitiates and the One who is propitiated.” (Griffith Thomas). a. They were slaves in *Egypt, but God set them free. “To make perfect does not imply moral imperfection in Jesus, but only the consummation of that human experience of sorrow and pain through which he must pass in order to become the leader of his people’s salvation.” (Vincent), ii. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him” (2:8). The idea is that Jesus took away Satan’s “right” to rule by allowing Satan to “unlawfully” take Jesus’ life on the cross, and Satan’s “unlawful” action against Jesus forfeited his right to rule over man. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. . Psalm. 1-4. Not many people will come to church on December 29th. © 2021 Christianity.com. For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Jesus laid it down of His own accord, and no one took it from Him (John 10:17-18). Makes some application of the doctrine laid down in the chapter foregoing concerning the excellency of the person of Christ, both by way of exhortation and argument, ver. And what is the moving cause of all the kindness God shows to men in giving Christ for them and to them? The writer to the Hebrews insists that not only was Jesus’ temptation real, but it was so real that He suffered under it. To receive the promises of God they had to put their trust in him. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. . c. Perfect through sufferings: There was nothing lacking in the deity of Jesus. This is our duty upon our first being surprised by temptations, and would stop their progress, which is our wisdom. Moses Stuart’s A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews provides exposition of the text with regard for semantic interpretation, historical context, and formulation of doctrine. (1) The lesson of the first chapter is applied: listen and don’t drift away. And of necessity of faith in Christ, and of stedfastly following him. Scripture: Hebrews 2:14–18. He is ready and willing to succour those who are tempted, and seek him. They are precious to him in themselves, but far more precious as the Father’s gift to him. i. Some try to make peace with death by calling it their friend. Into an endearing relation. Then let not the afflicted and tempted despond, or give place to Satan, as if temptations made it wrong for them to come to the Lord in prayer. He tried at a synagogue where they tried to kill Jesus. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. All Rights Reserved. Commentary on Matthew 2:13-23. we must" This is the term "dei," which means moral necessity. Some things are valued by you as keepsakes given by one you love; and so are we dear to Christ because his Father gave us to him.” (Spurgeon). Gospel. EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). The duty of stedfastly adhering to Christ and his gospel. Jesus Is Able to Help Those Who Are Tempted . Scripture: Hebrews 2:9–13. Jesus allowed the devil to bruise His heel so that He could bruise his head (Genesis 3:15). Jesus, our chief priest. i. Verse 2 The Hebrews heard the good news of the promises of God. 'In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Chapter 2. The foregoing part Hebrews 1:4-14 established the excellence and supremacy of Jesus Christ and His infinite superiority over those heavenly beings, the angels. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Christ being proved to be superior to the angels, this doctrine is applied. He knew temptation from His family and temptation from strangers. When ungodly men are tempted, the bait is to their taste, and they swallow it greedily. Being sanctified: “Well, then, dear friends, are you sanctified? a. December 30, 2007. And this atonement made way for his people's deliverance from Satan's bondage, and for the pardon of their sins through faith. Hebrews 2, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. This proceeds from the corruption of our nature, temptations, worldly cares, and pleasures. See Psalm 22:22; 18:2; Isaiah 8:18. Volume two walks verse-by-verse through the text while providing extensive clarification on key points. It must have been most thrilling to hear Christ’s voice, quivering with emotion, singing the Psalms, which constituted the Great Hallel.” (Spurgeon), ii. Neither the state in which the church is at present, nor its more completely restored state, when the prince of this world shall be cast out, and the kingdoms of the earth become the kingdom of Christ, is left to the government of the angels: Christ will take to him his great power, and will reign. We have no angelic preachers; we sometimes speak of “the seraphic doctor,” but no seraph ever was a preacher of the gospel of the grace of God; that honour has been reserved for … First Reading. (14-18). Here the wonderful love of God appeared, that, when Christ knew what he must suffer in our nature, and how he must die in it, yet he readily took it upon him. ii. We have two advantages – knowing the example of Jesus in temptation, but also having His active assistance from heaven, providing strength and a way of escape. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. “Behold, then, in your midst, O Church of God, in the days of his flesh there stood this glorious One whom angels worship, who is the brightness of his Father’s glory in the very heaven of heavens; yet when he stood here, it was to join in the worship of his people, declaring the Father’s name unto his brethren, and with them singing praises unto the Most High. 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