+ Study. Hebrews 2. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google translator.


Treasures of Wisdom shared with us: "Hebrews 2"

It is important to note that throughout the book of Hebrews, the author makes a constant contrast between the Eternal and the Natural, which is the same that characterizes Paul's epistles, this being a much seasoning tempting to attribute the authorship of the letter.

For this study I used the NTV version is excellent for the study of the New Testament as it takes LXX texts translated directly from Greek into Spanish.

The best way to do a study is first read the whole book or section that makes the context of chapter elected. For Hebrews, the whole book. In 2nd place, a careful reading of the chapter in question and then analyzes verse by verse with their respective parallel passages to enlarge it.

A. Text: Hebrews 2 - New Living Translation (NLT)

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=hebreos+2&version=NTV

Warning not to stray from the path

1 Therefore we must pay close attention to the truths we have heard, lest we drift away from them. 2 For the message God transmitted through angels has always remained steadfast, and every transgression of the law and any act of disobedience received the punishment he deserved. 3 Then, what makes us think we can escape if we neglect this great salvation, which was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then was transmitted to us by those who heard him speak? 4. In addition, God confirmed the message by signs, wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit according to his will.
Jesus, man
5 It is more, there are the angels who govern the future world of which we speak, 6 For somewhere the Scriptures say:
"What are mere mortals that you think of them,
    or a son of man [a] for you to take care of him?
7 However, you made a little lower than the angels
    and crowned him with glory and honor. [b]
8 Le gave him authority over all things "[c].

Now, when "all things" he says, means that nothing is left out; but we see not yet all things are put under his autoridad.9 However, we do see is Jesus, who was given a "a little lower than the angels" position; and because he suffered death for us, he is now "crowned with glory and honor." Indeed, by the grace of God, Jesus experienced death for everyone. 10 God, for whom and through whom everything was done-elected bringing many sons to glory. Befitting God, through suffering, Jesus made a perfect leader, fit to bring them to salvation.
11 So Jesus and the saints he does have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 For he said to God:
"I will declare your name to my brothers.

    Among your people I met will praise "[d].

13 He also said:
"I will put my trust in him"

    ie, "I and the children God has given me" [e].

14 Because the sons of God Acts are human beings of flesh and blood-the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being I could die and only through death could break the power of the devil, who had [f] power over death. 15 Only in that way could the Son liberate all living enslaved by fear of death.
16 We also know that the Son did not come to help angels, but came to help the descendants of Abraham. 17 Therefore, it was necessary that in every way he became like us, his brothers, [g] to be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of pueblo.18 Because he himself has gone through suffering and testing, you can help us when we go through trials.
Footnotes:
to. 2: 6 Or the Son of Man.
b. 2: 7 Some manuscripts add You put in charge of everything created.
c. 2: 6-8 Psalm 8: 4-6 (Greek version).
d. 2:12 Psalm 22:22.
e. 2:13 Is 8: 17-18.
f. 2:14 O has.
g. 2:17 Greek brothers like.



B. Analysis

We can see that the chapter is divided into two asymmetrical parts, even the editors have put a title to each. In addition to study in depth I have added a third a parallel with 1 Corinthians 15.

I. Verses 2.1-4 which serves as conclusion of chapter one and introduction to the topic of Chapter 2.
II. Verses 2.5-18 enclosing the main theme of the chapter: "Jesus the man and the author of so great salvation."


       Part I.

1 Therefore we must pay close attention to the truths we have heard, lest we drift away from them. The author refers, in one instance, to everything said in chapter 1, but also the whole word has been said about the subject of Jesus (Creator and representative of the Eternal) on the Angels (who are creatures created ).

The Hebrews had extensive knowledge of the texts of the Old Testament, as we can infer that the author at no time specified will quote each passage, knowing that his audit has known and the present in his memory. However they stress that they must pay attention to the truths you have heard, lest we deviate, ie that deviate from the true meaning and interpretation of Scripture is the light of the New Testament.

2 For the message God transmitted through angels has always remained steadfast, and every transgression of the law and any act of disobedience received the punishment he deserved. If what was said by the angels and the prophets was firm, the more what was said by Jesus, the Author of creation, the image of God on earth, as Hebrews says 1.2. Emanuel (Isaiah 7.14; cf Matthew 1:23).
3 Then, what makes us think we can escape if we neglect this great salvation, which first was announced by the Lord Jesus ... No conscientiously study the Word given by Jesus which was then transmitted by those who heard him speak, ie the Didache, the teaching of the Apostles (Διδαχή τών δώδεκα ἀποστόλων) is neglecting "so great salvation." To be a disciple of Christ involves studying what he said and understand it, the only way to believe and put it in play. The author of Hebrews goes on several occasions to exhort his disciples to study, climaxing in Hebrews 5.11-12 when directly tells them that by now you should be teachers because of the time making Christian education they are receiving. What would the writer of Hebrews if I had to give a talk at one of the average church today? Probably I say the same.



     II. Part

In this part 2 there is a theme to be discussed especially as we will see at the end of the study, which is the fear of death. The study drawing a parallel with 1 Corinthians 15. Now for the passages of Hebrews 2.5-18
14 Because the sons of God Acts are human beings of flesh and blood-the Son also became flesh and blood. God became man in Jesus, shedding all his divinity (Phil 2.7), so that in everything becomes like us.

In order to understand our problem: For only as a human being I could die and only through death could break the power of the devil, who had [f] power over death. 15 Only in that way could the Son liberate all living enslaved by fear of death. The fear of man "to death and stop being" suffer temptations and trials: "17 Therefore, it was necessary that in every way he like to do to us, his brothers, [g] to be our High Priest faithful and merciful God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of pueblo.18 Because he himself has gone through suffering and testing, you can help us when we go through trials.

Befitting God, through suffering, Jesus made a perfect leader, fit to bring them to salvation. It was perfected suited to assume the role of high priest. Must be equal to their brothers to fulfill what then announced in Hebrews 5.1: "1 Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other people in their dealings with God." And also in Hebrews 2: "Therefore, it was necessary that in every way he became like us, his brothers, [g] to be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. "



  III. Party. Parallel to 1 Corinthians 15

14 Because the sons of God Acts are human beings of flesh and blood-the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being I could die and only through death could break the power of the devil, who had [f] power over death. 15 Only in that way could the Son liberate all living enslaved by fear of death.

14 BPues only as a human being could die and only through death could break the power of the devil, who had [f] power over death. The death, the fruit of sin entered the world through the 1st Adam (Romans 5.12; cf. 1 Cor 15.21) and 2nd Adam, Christ, sin is removed from the world.
The power of fear of death as men comes from fear "to stop being" to have a look only from the natural. Paul teaches in several of his letters that we have a look on the natural, in order to understand our spiritual nature:
We are spiritual beings known by God, chosen and predestined to be holy in his presence for Eternity (Read Ephesians 1.1-12; Romans 8.29-30)
We will have a new life in Eternity 1 Corinthians 15.35-58



  IV. Conclusion

The conclusion of chapter 2 of Hebrews is that we should pay attention to what God says, trying to understand things from the perspective of the supernatural, so that we have peace and strength in our walk in this reality, which undoubtedly pass through hard times.

Also understanding that everyone who wants to serve in the Church will be put in evidence, for being comforted by God to minister comfort to the brothers 18 Because he himself has gone through suffering and testing, can help us when we go through trials. And also, 2 Corinthians 1.3-4.

We have a life in eternity in Christ Jesus.
The work of Christ on the Cross deeper
The importance of the prophetic times
In all the letters of Paul, Peter, John, James and Hebrews are exhorted the congregation of disciples to be just that: Disciples.
Those who are truly disciples study the scriptures, seeking to understand the greatest possible depth of God's Word.

A disciple does not have a children's posture and says: "I can not read or study the Bible," in the same way that a person is born again, he can not say "I can not stop being adultery, sinful, drug addict or gay" because Jesus made us holy, and we are Saints, we are justified, and we were blessed, we are already !!.
We already put Scripture in the minds and hearts (Jeremiah 31.33), and gave us a new heart (understanding, Ezekiel 36:26) Therefore we must learn to walk with this new nature.


Treasures of Wisdom, Week 70, Fabian Massa.



Hebrews 2, already are in Christ.

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