Thus, this and the following verses are meant to justify his having said, "many sons" ( Hebrews 2:10 ). Hebrews 2:2-4. Messiah declares the name of the Father, not known fully as Christ's Father, and therefore their Father, till after His crucifixion ( John 20:17 ), among His brethren ("the Church," that is, the congregation), that they in turn may praise Him ( Psalms 22:23 ). 6. When it is said, Exodus 20:1 , "God spake," it is meant He spake by angels as His mouthpiece, or at least angels repeating in unison with His voice the words of the Decalogue; whereas the Gospel was first spoken by the Lord alone. 2. . faithful--true to God ( Hebrews 3:5 Hebrews 3:6 ) and to man ( Hebrews 10:23 ) in the mediatorial office which He has undertaken. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. confirmed unto us--not by penalties, as the law was confirmed, but by spiritual gifts ( Hebrews 2:4 ). There is no more death for believers. Christ plants in them an undying seed, the germ of heavenly immortality, though believers have to pass through natural death. "The world to come" is the new dispensation brought in by Christ, beginning in grace here, to be completed in glory hereafter. Jesus, "the pioneer and perfecter of our faith," provides the ultimate model and inspiration. unto glory--to share Christ's "glory" ( Hebrews 2:9 ; compare Hebrews 2:7 , John 17:10 John 17:22 John 17:24 , Romans 8:21 ). That's the short version, at least. The chapter includes additional Old Testament quotes in order to make these points. will I sing--as leader of the choir ( Psalms 8:2 ). Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. Previous Next. In addition, the writer of Hebrews warns against the dangers of ignoring the message of Christ and refers to the way Jesus became human in order to perfectly serve as our ultimate high priest. Bringing to the end of troubles, and to the goal full of glory: a metaphor from the contests in the public games. The verb is literally, to help by taking one by the hand, as in Hebrews 8:9 , "When I took them by the hand," &c. Thus it answers to "succor," Hebrews 2:18 , and "deliver," Hebrews 2:15 . I prefer, with CALVIN, understanding, "to make perfect as a completed sacrifice": legal and official, not moral, perfection is meant: "to consecrate" (so the same Greek is translated Hebrews 7:28 ; compare Margin) by the finished expiation of His death, as our perfect High Priest, and so our "Captain of salvation" ( Luke 13:32 ). Wisdom 2:24, "By the envy of the devil, death entered into the world.". though He had no need" [CHRYSOSTOM]. many--( Matthew 20:28 ). For verily--Greek, "For as we all know"; "For as you will doubtless grant." 14. Scripture: Hebrews 2:9–13. All rights reserved. "This world" is used in contrast to express the present fallen condition of the world ( Ephesians 2:2 ). 8. John Piper Jun 23, 1996 42 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Not as the law, spoken by the instrumentality of angels ( Hebrews 2:2 ). recompense--( Deuteronomy 32:35 ). Jun 23, 1996. This coronation above makes His death applicable for every individual man (observe the singular; not merely "for all men"), Hebrews 4:14 , 9:24 , 1 John 2:2 . Hebrews Summary. However, this objection is not valid, as the two clauses express distinct ideas; "I will put my trust in Him" expresses His filial confidence in God as His Father, to whom He flees from His sufferings, and is not disappointed; which His believing brethren imitate, trusting solely in the Father through Christ, and not in their own merits. Christ by delivering us from the curse of God against our sin, has taken from death all that made it formidable. which--"inasmuch as it is a salvation which began," &c. spoken by the Lord--as the instrument of proclaiming it. high priest--which Moses was not, though "faithful" ( Hebrews 2:1-18 ). Still, in the present world, natural and social, angels are mediately rulers under God in some sense: not so in the coming world: man in it, and the Son of man, man's Head, are to be supreme. . He who has thus been shown to be the "Captain (Greek, 'Leader') of salvation" to the "many sons," by trusting and suffering like them, must therefore become man like them, in order that His death may be efficacious for them [ALFORD]. Study Guide. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Compare "It is finished," Luke 24:26 , John 19:30 . In Hebrews 2:6-8 , MAN is spoken of in general ("him . 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and spoken." For in that--that is, "For in that" God saith in the eighth Psalm, "He put the all … 2 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Psalms 8:5-7 praises Jehovah for exalting MAN, so as to subject all the works of God on earth to him: this dignity having been lost by the first Adam, is realized only in Christ the Son of man, the Representative Man and Head of our redeemed race. . . Proud member In other passages, Paul clearly set himself on an equal level with the apostles and other eyewitnesses of Jesus (1 Corinthians 9:1 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-11). "But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? . Otherwise, they might start getting a … The "that," &c. is connected with "crowned with glory," &c. thus: His exaltation after sufferings is the perfecting or consummation of His work ( Hebrews 2:10 ) for us: without it His death would have been ineffectual; with it, and from it, flows the result that His tasting of death is available for (in behalf of, for the good of) every man. He uses for "God," the periphrasis, "Him for whom . It was a pretty sweet deal, but things weren't working out so well. For He, unlike them, was conceived and born not in sin ( Hebrews 4:15 ). "God makes of sons of men sons of God, because God hath made of the Son of God the Son of man" [ST. AUGUSTINE on Psalm 2]. It is a striking feature in Christianity that it unites such amazing contrasts as "our brother and our God" [THOLUCK]. Whatever effect Christ's work may have on angels, He is not taking hold to help them by suffering in their nature to deliver them from death, as in our case. spoken by angels--the Mosaic law spoken by the ministration of angels ( Deuteronomy 33:2 , Psalms 68:17 , Acts 7:53 , Galatians 3:19 ). divers miracles--Greek, "varied (miraculous) powers" ( 2 Corinthians 12:12 ) granted to the apostles after the ascension. It is called "to come," or "about to be," as at the time of its being subjected to Christ by the divine decree, it was as yet a thing of the future, and is still so to us, in respect to its full consummation. "Suffering," "salvation," and "glory," in Paul's writings, often go together ( 2 Timothy 2:10 ). 13. g. 15. fear of death--even before they had experienced its actual power. John Piper Jun 2, 1996 86 Shares Sermon. subject to bondage--literally, "subjects of bondage"; not merely liable to it, but enthralled in it (compare Romans 8:15 , Galatians 5:1 ). The book of Hebrews was written to Jews who had converted to Christianity and emphasizes the superiority of Grace over the Law. to make reconciliation for the sins--rather as Greek, "to propitiate (in respect to) the sins"; "to expiate the sins." Jesus is the Faithful High Priest who is superior to the law of Moses and sits higher than the angels. But--We see not man as yet exercising lordship over all things, "but rather, Him who was made a little lower than the angels (compare Luke 22:43 ), we behold (by faith: a different Greek verb from that for 'we see,' Hebrews 2:8 , which expresses the impression which our eyes passively receive from objects around us; whereas, 'we behold,' or 'look at,' implies the direction and intention of one deliberately regarding something which he tries to see: so Hebrews 3:19 , 10:25 , Greek), namely, Jesus, on account of His suffering of death, crowned," &c. He is already crowned. Found in Paul's speech, Acts 26:19 . in bringing--The Greek is past, "having brought as He did," namely, in His electing purpose (compare "ye are sons," namely, in His purpose, Galatians 4:6 , Ephesians 1:4 ), a purpose which is accomplished in Jesus being "perfected through sufferings." merciful--to "the people" deserving wrath by "sins." Appropriately also in his Epistles to Gentiles, he dwells on his independent call to the apostleship of the Gentiles; in his Epistle to the Hebrews, he appeals to the apostles who had been long with the Lord (compare Acts 1:21 , 10:41 ): so in his sermon to the Jews in Antioch of Pisidia ( Acts 13:31 ); and "he only appeals to the testimony of these apostles in a general way, in order that he may bring the Hebrews to the Lord alone" [BENGEL], not to become partisans of particular apostles, as Peter, the apostle of the circumcision, and James, the bishop of Jerusalem. Hebrews Summary those violating it: listen and don ’ t drift away hear His,. 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