A Sympathetic Sacrificer
Hebrews 2:9-18
The Central Idea of this text: I believe is to emphasize that reason that Jesus became a man was to suffer and die for His people.
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The Central Idea of this text: I believe is to emphasize that reason that Jesus became a man was to suffer and die for His people. It is a major contrast to Hebrews chapter 1, where the Deity of Christ is the focus, rather than His Humanity. This accomplished two things (at least): (1) by suffering and obeying the Father He learned obedience and became a merciful high priest for His people and (2) by suffering death for all His people He became the perfect sacrifice for our sins. The major difficulty I had with this passage is understanding the difference between the justifying propitiation work of Jesus (i.e. vs 17c "to make propitaition for the sins of the people) and His learning perfect obedience to the Father (i.e. vv 10,18). I am beginning to understand this relationship, but it is a difficult one. I would be grateful for new insight. Here is what I understand right now: (A) He had to become a man in order to be a sympathetic high priest (B) He also needed to be sinless, unlike high priests from the levitical order (Heb. 5:1-3) (C) He needed to offer a perfect sacrifice-8:3 (D) animal sacrifices had never cleansed sins, only reminded of them (E) therefore Jesus had to offer Himself (F) therefore, being obedient to the Father meant being faithful unto death (i.e. "He learned obedience through what He suffered"-5:8) (G) when He had been made perfect (2:10) by being faithful unto death, He became the source of eternal salvation (see 5:9) This is how I would paraphrase the passage at this point: Jesus became flesh to die for His people because it was fitting for God to make His Son perfect through suffering because the Son that sanctifies and the people who are sanctified are all of one source (humanity?). That is why He is not ashamed to call them brothers. Therefore, since the children (of God) share in flesh and blood, Jesus became like them in all things (human) in order to rescue them from the fear of death through His own death; that is because He did not take on the nature of angels, but of humanity. For that reason, He became like His people in order to become a merciful high priest who would make propitiation for the sins of His people. He is a merciful high priest because since He suffered while being tempted, He is able to help the people being tempted. Here is some of my paraphrasing from working through the passage: Jesus was made a little lower than the angels (human) so that he could suffer death for the purpose of dying in the place of men; therefore, for that reason, he was crowned with glory and honor. In the act of saving sons and daughters God made Jesus their Savior perfect because: it was fitting for the Creator to do this. Jesus is not ashamed to call them (He has saved) brothers in this manner: He declares God's praise among them, He puts His trust in God, He is one of the children who are (S)sons of God(who hope in Him and wait on Him) The children are flesh and blood (human); therefore Jesus had to become like them in order to be a merciful and faithful high priest; this was for the purpose of setting them free from the fear of death (through His own death) He needed to be made like His brothers in order to become a merciful high priest, for the purpose of offering Himself (to make propitiation for the sins of the people). Important information from the rest of Hebrews: A high priest is appointed to an intercessory ministry; he offers gifts and sacrifices to God on behalf of men; Two things (at least) then are required for a high priest: he must be able to sympathize with the weaknesses of men and be merciful to them and second, he must offer a perfect sacrifice for their sins. However, animal sacrifices never took away sins, so Jesus had to come to offer Himself; While Jesus had to be sympathetic to the people, He also needed to be sinless. Jesus (the One who sanctifies) and His people (who are sanctified) all originate from one (i.e. the God the Father?). This is the reason why it was fitting (in keeping with His character and purpose) for God to make Jesus (the author of salvation) perfect (sanctified) through suffering. This is the reason Jesus came to die for His people.
10000000004336 4336 Notes 2009-01-30 14:40:44 2009-02-10 12:01:13 The Central Idea of this text: I believe is to emphasize that reason that Jesus became a man was to suffer and die for His people. It is a major contrast to Hebrews chapter 1, where the Deity of Christ is the focus, rather than His Humanity. This accomplished two things (at least): (1) by suffering and obeying the Father He learned obedience and became a merciful high priest for His people and (2) by suffering death for all His people He became the perfect sacrifice for our sins. The major difficulty I had with this passage is understanding the difference between the justifying propitiation work of Jesus (i.e. vs 17c "to make propitaition for the sins of the people) and His learning perfect obedience to the Father (i.e. vv 10,18). I am beginning to understand this relationship, but it is a difficult one. I would be grateful for new insight. Here is what I understand right now: (A) He had to become a man in order to be a sympathetic high priest (B) He also needed to be sinless, unlike high priests from the levitical order (Heb. 5:1-3) (C) He needed to offer a perfect sacrifice-8:3 (D) animal sacrifices had never cleansed sins, only reminded of them (E) therefore Jesus had to offer Himself (F) therefore, being obedient to the Father meant being faithful unto death (i.e. "He learned obedience through what He suffered"-5:8) (G) when He had been made perfect (2:10) by being faithful unto death, He became the source of eternal salvation (see 5:9) This is how I would paraphrase the passage at this point: Jesus became flesh to die for His people because it was fitting for God to make His Son perfect through suffering because the Son that sanctifies and the people who are sanctified are all of one source (humanity?). That is why He is not ashamed to call them brothers. Therefore, since the children (of God) share in flesh and blood, Jesus became like them in all things (human) in order to rescue them from the fear of death through His own death; that is because He did not take on the nature of angels, but of humanity. For that reason, He became like His people in order to become a merciful high priest who would make propitiation for the sins of His people. He is a merciful high priest because since He suffered while being tempted, He is able to help the people being tempted. Here is some of my paraphrasing from working through the passage: Jesus was made a little lower than the angels (human) so that he could suffer death for the purpose of dying in the place of men; therefore, for that reason, he was crowned with glory and honor. In the act of saving sons and daughters God made Jesus their Savior perfect because: it was fitting for the Creator to do this. Jesus is not ashamed to call them (He has saved) brothers in this manner: He declares God's praise among them, He puts His trust in God, He is one of the children who are (S)sons of God(who hope in Him and wait on Him) The children are flesh and blood (human); therefore Jesus had to become like them in order to be a merciful and faithful high priest; this was for the purpose of setting them free from the fear of death (through His own death) He needed to be made like His brothers in order to become a merciful high priest, for the purpose of offering Himself (to make propitiation for the sins of the people). Important information from the rest of Hebrews: A high priest is appointed to an intercessory ministry; he offers gifts and sacrifices to God on behalf of men; Two things (at least) then are required for a high priest: he must be able to sympathize with the weaknesses of men and be merciful to them and second, he must offer a perfect sacrifice for their sins. However, animal sacrifices never took away sins, so Jesus had to come to offer Himself; While Jesus had to be sympathetic to the people, He also needed to be sinless. Jesus (the One who sanctifies) and His people (who are sanctified) all originate from one (i.e. the God the Father?). This is the reason why it was fitting (in keeping with His character and purpose) for God to make Jesus (the author of salvation) perfect (sanctified) through suffering. This is the reason Jesus came to die for His people. notes
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Hebrews 2:9-18
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But we see Jesus,
But we see him
who was made a little lower than the angels
who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus,
ideaexplanation
for the suffering of death,
crowned with glory and honor
crowned with glory and honour;
because of the suffering of death,
ground
that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
actionpurpose
For it became him,
For it was fitting that he,
for whom are all things, and by whom are all things,
for whom and by whom all things exist,
in bringing many sons unto glory,
in bringing many sons to glory,
to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
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For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one:
For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source.
for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,
Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
saying, "I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."
And again, I will put my trust in him.
And again, "I will put my trust in him."
And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given me."
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood,
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood,
he also himself likewise took part of the same;
he himself likewise partook of the same things,
that through death
that through death
he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
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For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham.
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren,
Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect,
that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God,
so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God,
to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted,
For because he himself has suffered when tempted,
he is able to succour them that are tempted.
he is able to help those who are being tempted.
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10000000004336 4336 Arc 2009-01-30 14:40:44 2009-02-10 12:01:13 editing Hebrews 2 9 2 18 Hebrews 2:9-18 58 NT kjv esv i120622 i120623 i120624 i120625 i120626 i120597 But we see Jesus, But we see him i120598 who was made a little lower than the angels who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, ideaexplanation 1 i120627 i120599 for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor i120600 crowned with glory and honour; because of the suffering of death, ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 i120601 that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. actionpurpose 2 i120628 i120629 i120630 i120602 For it became him, For it was fitting that he, i120603 for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, for whom and by whom all things exist, ideaexplanation 1 i120631 i120604 in bringing many sons unto glory, in bringing many sons to glory, i120605 to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 i120606 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. ground 1 ground 1 i120632 i120607 for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, i120633 i120608 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. saying, "I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise." i120609 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, "I will put my trust in him." i120610 And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. And again, "Behold, I and the children God has given me." actionmanner 1 i120634 i120635 i120636 i120611 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, i120612 he also himself likewise took part of the same; he himself likewise partook of the same things, i120637 i120613 that through death that through death i120638 i120614 he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, i120615 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. series actionmanner 1 1 actionpurpose 2 i120616 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. i120639 i120640 i120641 i120617 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, i120618 that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, actionpurpose 2 i120619 to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. to make propitiation for the sins of the people. actionpurpose 2 i120642 i120620 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, For because he himself has suffered when tempted, i120621 he is able to succour them that are tempted. he is able to help those who are being tempted. actionresult 2 ground 1 bilateral 1 bilateral 1 1 1 1 kjv 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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