Hebrews Chapter 5
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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.
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Matthew Henry's Hebrews Chapter 5 Bible commentary...
The office and duty of a high priest abundantly answered in Christ. (1-10) The Christian Hebrews reproved for their little progress in the knowledge of the gospel. (11-14)1-10 The High Priest must be a man, a partaker of our nature. This shows that man had sinned. For God would not suffer sinful man to come to him alone. But every one is welcome to God, that comes to him by this High Priest; and as we value acceptance with God, and pardon, we must apply by faith to this our great High Priest Christ Jesus, who can intercede for those that are out of the way of truth, duty, and happiness; one who has tenderness to lead them back from the by-paths of error, sin, and misery. 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. This is applied to Christ. In the days of his flesh, Christ made himself subject to death: he hungered: he was a tempted, suffering, dying Jesus. Christ set an example, not only to pray, but to be fervent in prayer. How many dry prayers, how few wetted with tears, do we offer up to God! He was strengthened to support the immense weight of suffering laid upon him. There is no real deliverance from death but to be carried through it. 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. Christ has left us an example that we should learn humble obedience to the will of God, by all our afflictions. We need affliction, to teach us submission. His obedience in our nature encourages our attempts to obey, and for us to expect support and comfort under all the temptations and sufferings to which we are exposed. Being made perfect for this great work, he is become the Author of eternal salvation to all that obey him. But are we of that number?
11-14 Dull hearers make the preaching of the gospel difficult, and even those who have some faith may be dull hearers, and slow to believe. Much is looked for from those to whom much is given. To be unskilful, denotes want of experience in the things of the gospel. Christian experience is a spiritual sense, taste, or relish of the goodness, sweetness, and excellence of the truths of the gospel. And no tongue can express the satisfaction which the soul receives, from a sense of Divine goodness, grace, and love to it in Christ.
BSP's Hebrews Chapter 5 comment about verse 14 on 11/14/2013, 3:04pm...
This verse shows that spiritual maturity does not depend on one's age, but on how one uses their perception. The person has to be able to perceive what is right and wrong from God's standpoint even when there is no direct Bible command.
Brianna's Hebrews Chapter 5 comment about verse 14 on 10/18/2013, 6:58am...
I have always appreciated this verse. It helps me to see that constant study of God's word is vital to my spiritual maturity. Also, it shows that God certainly wants us to use what we learn from his word to be able to distinguish wrong from right.
Children need to be taught word for word, "don't do this..... do that". As we mature our knowledge from God's word will be the basis for knowing wrong from right! Just love it!
Okoli samuel tochukwu's Hebrews Chapter 5 comment on 9/02/2013, 12:44am...
solid food for strong people not for babes that become shaky at the slightest sign of affliction.the word lives in them that are strong irrespective of their chronological age -they are dependable teachers.
TILAK CHANDRA SEKARAN's Hebrews Chapter 5 comment about verse 14 on 3/16/2013, 2:43am...
I agree with People's bible Notes. Here the age doees not pertain to that of biological, but that of mind and the wisdom level. Only the matured mind can understand the deeper truths in Bible and conver that knowledge to it's and the benifit of the brotherhood.
So the spirit world can be understood in Christ's perception only by an enlightened soul.
Tilak Chandra Sekaran
Ian's Hebrews Chapter 5 comment on 2/14/2013, 5:11pm...
Verses 12-14 have a heading spiritual immaturity in the New King James. The bible is clearly saying when we are saved and reborn, we have a lot to learn from the oracles of God also known as the torah or the Old Testament. So, anyone thinking that the new covenant did away with the 10 commandments needs to read Acts 21:24, John 10:15, 2 Timothy 3:15-16, 2 Peter 1:20, Mark 2:28, Mathew 7:21-23, Mark 7:6-9. At the time of the oracles or scriptures mentions, there was no New Testament. The only law nailed to the cross is Sacrificial and Ceremonial. The Moral Law (10 commandments) were written in stone because they are forever. John 14:10 says if ye love me keep my commandments. So why would he make them void after saying this? Would Jesus really say it's ok to have false gods? Kill, steal, commit adultery, bear false witness? That what doing away the OLD LAW means. The new covenant is no animal sacrifice or circumcision and other ceremonial law and tempering the moral laws and scriptural doctrine with love and compassion. Something the Pharisees lacked. That’s why he called their teaching bad leaven, or leaven to be avoided.
Harry Robinson's Hebrews Chapter 5 comment on 1/25/2013, 7:10pm...
Mel-chis'e-dec who is without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God. Mel-chis'e-dec was God and what the writer is saying here that the Hebrews here knew the Law but didn't understand the Law therefore their understanding was that of a child and not that of an adult.
Chidinma's Hebrews Chapter 5 comment on 12/17/2012, 8:27am...
This chapter tells that Christ our saviour did a wonderful work for us (mankind) in the salvation and redemption of man from sin; even though He came spotless. Judging from the two chapters of Hebrews chapters 5 and 7, the two priests from Judah are priests that reign forever, (powerful) but there's a big difference between them. I think Melchizedek wouldn’t have saved us (done it perfectly well) even though in Hebrews 7:7, He blesses Abraham but He never had human feelings (wasn’t given birth to). Considering that fact as it was recorded in Genesis that Man kept on sinning against God, continually even after our sacrifice to God, He wouldn’t have had pity on us but Jesus did it. Another lesson from this chapter is that we got to equip ourselves with de word of God, so as not to be a victim in de hands of de devil. I praise you Redeemer.
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