The Joy in Responsibility
(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)
The warning that the author of Hebrews has been repeating at times through the first five chapters is brought into sharp focus:
Issue: Ignorant of even the basic principles of God (verse 12)
2:1 Pay closer attention to the Word
3:1 Consider Jesus
3:8 Don’t harden your hearts
3:12 Take care, lest you have an evil heart of unbelief
4:1 Fear not entering the rest of God
4:11 Strive to enter the rest of God
4:14 Hold fast to your confession
Cause: Dull of hearing (verse 11)
Dull = Slow, sluggish (6:11-12)
Opposite of Dull is earnest, diligent
Hearing = believing (4:2)
Opposite of hearing is a rejection of the heart
Result: Adults still living like babies (verse 13)
Milk is good (there’s nothing wrong with the milk)
Not growing by drinking milk is bad (a 20 year old baby has a disease)
Fix: Become mature with milk (verse 14)
Start drinking milk!
Be totally satisfied with the milk.
Receive the mind of Christ!
Discern between good and evil (Live a discerning lifestyle)