- Hebrews 6:4-7:4
- Hebrews 6:4-6 – The “goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come” may be referring to the gospel.
- Hebrews 6:6 – Anyone who went back to the Law of Moses was going back to the law under which Christ was crucified. This is in effect crucifying Jesus again.
- Hebrews 6:7-8 – People who receive God’s word are blessed by it. Those who don’t (and return to Judaism in this case) will be worthless and cursed (see Luke 8).
- Hebrews 6:19 – Hope is the anchor of the soul. Our hope is tied to Jesus. Without Him, we would have no hope.
- Hebrews 7:1-3 – Some argue that this is talking about the priesthood of Melchizedek and not the man, but verse 4 makes it clear that this is referring to the man.
- The man Melchizedek could have been a heavenly being in the form of a man (see Genesis 16; 22:1; 42:24-30; Exodus 3; Judges 14:9-10) or it could simply be that the man had no known genealogy. It’s possible that the writer of Hebrews was indicating that God had dealings with other nations (and thus other priests) that were outside the Law of Moses. These other priests necessarily operated under a different priesthood, just as Jesus operates now.
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