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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Hebrews Chapter 5

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Unknown (Paul Assumed)
Date Penned: (70 AD)
Overview: Instructions for Understanding for Hebrew Christians (c 1-13)
Theme:The Superiority of Christ (c 1-10)
Message: Go Beyond Elementary Principles (v 1-14)

Hebrews 5 Commentary

(5:1-14) A Call to Spiritual Growth - The writer will further explore Christ’s priesthood (chapter 7), but here pauses the argument to give readers a wake-up call. The concepts that follow in this letter will be understood by growing Christians, not stagnant ones. Christians must not be casual about the word of God; people must listen attentively. Hebrews continually challenges Christians to persevere in their faith.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

A Challenge to Read Your Bible

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Hebrews with Chapter 5 and in our text we see the author continuing to support the doctrine of the deity of Christ to challenge us to go beyond the elementary principles of the Word to the meat of the Word. In making application we see that Christians should follow this challenge to not only casually read the Bible but to study the Word as it is nourishment for our souls. How about you? Do you read and study the Bible? Let us learn from our text today and this challenge in Hebrews to not only read the Bible but to study the Word as it is meat for our souls and nourishment for our Spiritual Needs.


Hebrews 5

Hebrews 5

 1For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

 2Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

 3And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

 4And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

 5So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

 6As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

 7Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

 8Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

 9And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

 10Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

 11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

 12For 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.

 13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

 14But 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.