Day 4: Hebrews 5:1-10

Read: Hebrews 5:1-10 again.

Think:

  • Verse 4 says “no one takes this honor on himself but receives it when called by God.” Verse 5b says that Christ also was called by God to be a high priest, then verses 5b-6 quote two Psalms. What is the purpose of quoting those two Psalms here?
  • Verse 5b quotes Psalm 2:7 but Psalm 2:7 says nothing about Christ as a priest, so why do you think the author quotes it here?
  • Verse 6 quotes from Psalm 110:4. This Psalm will be quoted or alluded to repeatedly in Hebrews 5-7, so read this short Psalm in preparation for our worship service this morning. What promise does God make to Christ in this Psalm?