Hebrews 2:18

“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” We put this verse with verse 16. Jesus helps those who trust and obey, and He does that well because of His suffering and temptation. Only one who has experienced life can empathize with those who live […]

Hebrews 2:17

“Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” What is the meaning of all this? The ‘therefore’ tells us. Before He could take His position of […]

Hebrews 2:16

“For surely, it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham.” This verse explains why Jesus joined us in flesh and blood, why He put the Devil down, and why He set the fear of death aside. It wasn’t to help the angels. We have heard a lot about angels […]

Hebrews 2:15

“…and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject lifelong slavery.” This is the second reason Jesus became human, suffered, and paid our debt of death. He wanted us to be free of the fear of death and the slavery it brings. We have been slow to understand this, and many in the […]

Hebrews 2:14

“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is the devil…” Jesus, the eternal Word, became human and thus subject to death. He was a man of flesh and blood, just […]

Hebrews 2:13

“And again, ‘I will put my trust in him,’ and again, ‘Behold, I and the children God has given me.’” Psalm 18:2 and Isaiah 8:18 form the basis for this verse. Don’t get the idea that the writer is showing off his knowledge of the Old Testament. He has no real need for that. He […]

Hebrews 2:12

“…saying, I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” Again the writer borrows from the Psalms. This time it is the 22nd. He quotes the 22nd verse of this psalm. We best know this psalm because of Jesus quoting it on the cross. […]

Hebrews 2:11

“For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,” There is no doubt that the Hebrews author believes that Jesus came into the world as a flesh and blood creation just like the rest of humanity. Jesus and men all […]

Hebrews 2:10

“For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.” The He in this verse is God. God is the reason that all things exist. He is the one behind the plan of creation and […]

Hebrews 2:9

“But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.” Wow, what a statement about Jesus and His work.  Our writer wants to make […]