Hebrews 5-7 The author of Hebrews continues his point that because Jesus is the Son, He is better than angels who are just ministering spirits. He is better than any earthly high priest who God chooses to serve the people compassionately. He is better because he is unlike an earthly priest who is only here for his lifetime; Jesus is a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek, which the author repeats three times for emphasis.
We can hear the sadness in the voice of the Hebrews writer when he explains how these Jewish believers were lazy listeners. It seems, like many today, that they just wanted others to do the hard work of study to show themselves approved unto God instead of also studying. As one person told me yesterday at a brunch, you want us to work. 🙁 That is what the author of Hebrews is saying to these believers. They were saved but didn’t want to grow in their sanctification. I wonder if that is our attitude, more often than not?
Today, let me ask: how can you rightly divide or understand the Word if you do not study? What are you studying today? Do your conversations center on spiritual things or earthly things which tarnish?