Hebrews 5 advances the topic of Jesus Christ as our great High Priest introduced in 2:17-18 and 4:14-16.
Similarities are drawn between Jesus and other priests, like Aaron.
Yet, in many ways, Jesus is unique to other priests, like Melchizedek.
But, before the writer can discuss this topic in depth, he had to address a heart issue in his readers – their dullness of hearing. Lack of obedience to what one has heard has a direct correlation to one’s immaturity in their relationship with Jesus.
This concept leads to one of the most challenging passages of the New Testament, Hebrews 6:4-6, which is reinforced by imagery about rain.
The rain falls on all land. The fruit the land produces is dependent upon the type of seed in the ground and how the ground is cultivated.
May His word produce herbs in your life, not thorns.
(Ex 28-29, 32; Ps 2 , 110, 22, 116; Pr v 28:9; 1 Cor 3:2; Gal 4:1-6; Eph 4:13-16; Heb 6:18, 10:4, 11:6; John 6:39-40; Phil 2:12; 1 John 3:9; Mat t 7:23; Gen 3:17-19)