Hebrews 5:11 Those Christians who are dull, sluggish, lazy of hearing are spiritual infants who need milk rather than solid food.
14 The mature hear and practice and discern good and evil.
Hebrews 6:1-3 Some were still holding onto the law and not faith in God’s grace.
The resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment are part of the elementary teachings of Christians; yet, most wrongly understand them due to ignorance or wrong teaching. Elementary - basic, rudimentary, fundamental, essential, underlying
6 Hebrews 10:26-31; 2 Peter 2:21; 1 John 5:16
8 Jesus often used agricultural illustrations to drive home this point – the sower and the seed, tares and the wheat, the vine and the branches, knowing a tree by its fruit.
10 Matthew 25:34-46
12 Sluggish - same Greek word in 5:11 - dull of hearing
14 Genesis 22:1-18 Offering Isaac Hebrews 11:17-19
17 The unchangeable character of the Creator is stressed in Hebrews 1:10-12, and now the focus falls on the unchangeable character of His purpose. The unchangeable purpose of God sets Him apart from the capricious, contemporary, pagan deities and all of humanity. God means what He says.
18 The two relate either to God’s nature and His oath or the promise and the oath. Neither can change!
Strong encouragement denotes an urgent turning away from a state of discouragement and apathy.
19 The anchor is to remain fixed in the seabed, whatever the conditions. The rougher the weather, the more important is the anchor for the stability and safety.
20 Our anchor is connected to Jesus, not the seabed.
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