• The High Priest’s Purpose Devotional

    Hebrews 5:1–2

    The old covenant high priests offered sacrifices that satisfied God’s justice and demonstrated His mercy. God accepted the offerings from these imperfect men because He knew Christ’s own perfect sacrifice would cover their sins. Thank God for such an amazing grace that was extended to those who lived before and after Christ’s sacrifice. View Resource

  • Called By God Devotional

    Hebrews 5:3–4

    Throughout the history of God’s people, men and women have sought office not to serve but to be served. But when men seek church offices in this way, they are not following the example of Christ who was appointed by God, and who serves in humility. Search your heart to see if your desire is to serve the church or to be served by the church. View Resource

  • God Appointed Christ Devotional

    Hebrews 5:5-6

    God the Son willingly submitted to God the Father in order to achieve our redemption. Though we will never have to do the work of the Son, we are often called to submit to those within the church, the family, and the workplace in order to advance the kingdom. Ask God to help you submit where submission is mandated by Scripture. View Resource

  • Suffering and Obedience Devotional

    Hebrews 5:7–8

    A great scholar once said that once he understood the reason for the Incarnation, he could never believe in a God who would not or could not take on a human nature. The incarnation of the Son of God and His sinless experience of what we experience make our God far greater than any alternative. Praise Him for loving us enough to become like us. View Resource

  • Obedience In Suffering Devotional

    Hebrews 5:8–10

    The suffering that Christ endured at the hands of other men was unjust, and yet He endured it. Although there are times when we are called to fight back against unjust suffering, there are times when we are to endure it for the sake of gospel witness. Discerning what we should do in a given situation is difficult, so let us be in constant prayer that God would give us discernment for when and when not to submit to suffering. View Resource

  • The Nestorian Heresy Devotional

    Hebrews 5:9

    A human person who has a human nature can save no one but himself. A divine person who has a human nature can save all those whom He has chosen to save. Because the divine person is infinite, the merit of His suffering according to His human nature can be applied to many people. The value of His sacrifice can extend to many because His person is not finite. Our salvation requires a divine person who suffered according to His human nature, not His divine nature. View Resource

  • Source of Salvation Devotional

    Hebrews 5:9–10

    The Father, like He did with Christ, often uses suffering to set us apart for His work even though we cannot always see how He is doing this while the suffering is taking place. Look back and consider how God has used your suffering to further the kingdom and ask Him to show you how He will use your present suffering to do the same. View Resource

  • Dull of Hearing Devotional

    Hebrews 5:11–12

    We must never forget the basic truths of the Christian faith because, if we do so, we will not go on to maturity. The cares of this world and confidence in our own wisdom can make us neglect these basics and in doing so we will forget them. Pray that in living in this world you will not neglect your study of the Word of God. View Resource

  • The Causes of Immaturity Devotional

    Hebrews 5:11-14

    Prayerful cultivation of the knowledge of God leads to a greater love of Him. As we study the depths of God’s Word, we begin to get a better glimpse of His awesome majesty, our own unworthiness, and the immense grace that He has shown in saving His people. Let us pursue the study of biblical doctrine with the aim of knowing more about the Lord’s character so that we will serve Him more faithfully and love Him more deeply. View Resource

  • Processed Religion Devotional

    Hebrews 5:12-14

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  • Unskilled in the Word Devotional

    Hebrews 5:13

    As we study and understand the Bible more rightly, the basic truths of the Gospel become more rich and full to us. This can only happen however, if we are firmly grounded in the essential truths of the Christian faith. Take some time to review the essential truths of the Christian faith, some of which are listed in Hebrews 6:1–2. View Resource

  • Solid Food Devotional

    Hebrews 5:14

    The Bible is simple enough for a child to wade in yet deep enough for an elephant to drown. Unfortunately, too often many people think it is virtuous to keep the intellectual content of their faith at the child’s level. But God expects us to grow in knowledge over the course of our Christian lives. Pray that you would value and come to maturity. View Resource