Hebrews Chapter 2

Hebrews 2

The Role of Christ in Salvation

Hebrews 2 talks about the role of Christ in salvation. Jesus was briefly humbled and took on human form so he could taste death for everyone. It was fitting that Jesus, through whom everything exists, was the author of salvation. He shared in humanity so that through His death he might destroy him who holds the power of death. We must pay close attention to this so we do not ignore such a great salvation.

Paying Attention to the Message of Jesus (Hebrews 2:1)

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Paying Attention to the Message of Jesus (Hebrews 2:1)
"We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away" (Hebrews 2:1)

Jesus came to earth with an important message. The message of God's love and forgiveness. He has shown us the Father in a way that had not been previously been disclosed or understood. The book of Hebrews opens with this amazing truth, "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe" (Hebrews 1:1-2). Today, we are reminded to pay close attention to the Son's message so that we do not become complacent and forget what we have heard.

How Shall We Escape If We Ignore Such a Great Salvation (Hebrews 2:2-3)

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How Shall We Escape If We Ignore Such a Great Salvation (Hebrews 2:2-3)
"For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him" (Hebrews 2:2-3)

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I was five years old when I asked Jesus into my heart. I remember sitting in my bedroom with my mom and my brothers and sister as she explained the gospel to me in a simple way. I invited Him in to be my Savior that day, surrounded by my family. We all celebrated together, happy to know that each one of us belonged to God.

A Lesson from the Law (Hebrews 2:2-3)

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A Lesson from the Law (Hebrews 2:2-3)
"For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him" (Hebrews 2:2-3)

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"Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?" (Hebrews 10:28-29)

When the law was given, it was put into effect and ratified by the angels (Acts 7:38; Acts 7:53; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:1). It proved authentic and every act of disobedience against it was judged and received swift punishment. In fact one of the first offenses after the law was given was a man who was stoned to death because he was picking up sticks on the Sabbath Day, which was forbidden (Numbers 15:32-36). This went against the Law and He received the punishment of the Law, death. This is an extreme example but the point I am making is that the Law, which was put in place by angels, carried weight with God. So that each violation and disobedience received the prescribed punishment, how much more do you think you will be punished if you reject Jesus, the sole expression of God's glory? Hebrews reminds us, "It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Hebrews 10:31).

Jesus; Endorsed by God, Approved by Signs and Wonders (Hebrews 2:4)

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Jesus; Endorsed by God, Approved by Signs and Wonders (Hebrews 2:4)
"God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will" (Hebrews 2:4)

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In John 9, there is an account of Jesus healing a man born blind. As Jesus passed him, he was urged by compassion to stop and heal the man. He spat on the ground making mud with His salvia and put it on the man’s eyes. After this, Jesus sent the man to wash in the Pool of Siloam. The man came home seeing. When asked by the Pharisees how he could see, he related the story to them. Most were amazed and questioned whether or not this was the same man born blind. No one had ever heard of such a thing happening before. They even brought his parents to testify that this was their son who had been born blind. They couldn't argue that he now could see, so they questioned whether he was blind in the first place.

Proof that Jesus is the Savior (Hebrews 2:4)

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Proof that Jesus is the Savior (Hebrews 2:4)
"This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will" (Hebrews 2:3-4)

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Here are four key truths to understanding that Jesus was sent by God as the Savior of the world. First it was announced by angels. Then it was confirmed by the Holy Spirit quickening the message to those who heard it. Then it was supported by the signs and wonders. And now, as believers, we are given the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Why Does Pain and Suffering Exist? (Hebrews 2:5-8)

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Why Does Pain and Suffering Exist? (Hebrews 2:5-8)
"It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor and put everything under his feet."  In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him" (Hebrews 2:5-8)

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Have you ever wondered why there is so much suffering in the world? A common question that I hear both believers and nonbelievers ask is why does God allow it? Why is there pain and suffering? How can a loving God permit such things to happen? Or my personal favorite, why does God cause sickness, disease, natural disasters and tragedies in our lives?

Many wrongly assume that these things are sent from God or that He somehow approves of them. There is an underlying doctrinal teaching assumed in such questions, that God controls everything in our lives, whether good or bad. He lets the bad happen to teach us a lesson. Or He uses them to make us reliant on Him. Even some churches teach that He will put sickness on us so that we submit to him and repent of the sin that got us punished in the first place. But none of these ideas are scriptural.

Authority and Dominion Was Transferred to Satan During the Fall (Hebrews 2:5-8)

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Authority and Dominion Was Transferred to Satan During the Fall (Hebrews 2:5-8)
"It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor and put everything under his feet."  In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him" (Hebrews 2:5-8)

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It didn't take long before sin ruined paradise. Satan deceived Eve and Adam followed suit in disobeying the one command from God not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. With that, Satan lawfully became the rightful owner of the world. He used the system that God set up to take dominion and authority from Adam. God being just and true to the system He ordained didn't take it back simply because mankind had failed.

Full Authority and Dominion Was Won Back By Jesus at Calvary (Hebrews 2:5-8)

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Full Authority and Dominion Was Won Back By Jesus at Calvary (Hebrews 2:5-8)
"It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor and put everything under his feet."  In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him" (Hebrews 2:5-8)

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"What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet" (Psalm 8:4-6)

Jesus came to get it all back! Have you ever wondered why Jesus came as a human to redeem mankind? It is because the world was given to Adam, man's representative. When it passed to Satan in the garden, the only way to lawfully get it back under the system that God ordained, was for mankind to win it back. This is why God said in Isaiah, "The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak" (Isaiah 59:15b-17). God was waiting for a righteous man to interview, but as he looked he knew sin had defeated us and we were hopeless and condemned. So His own right arm, Jesus, was sent to regain what was lost to the kingdom of darkness in the fall.