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Hebrews 5 – Walk into the Proficient of God 希伯來書 5 – 走进神的通达

Hebrews 5 – Walk into the Proficient of God 希伯來書 5 – 走进神的通达

Tuesday, 4th April 2023

星期二 2023年4月4日

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon


Section One V1-4 Only Jesus, the One Called by God, Can 蒙神所召的耶稣才能

For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness. Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins. And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was.

凡從人間挑選的大祭司,是奉派替人辦理屬神的事,為要獻上禮物和贖罪祭。 他能體諒那愚蒙的和失迷的人,因為他自己也是被軟弱所困。 故此,他理當為百姓和自己獻祭贖罪。 這大祭司的尊榮沒有人自取,唯要蒙神所召,像亞倫一樣。

It is said, “those who are proficient in the world must have integrity to pass on, and those who have no integrity will fail to achieve it.” We must be proficient in God, know the way God works, and we can understand why God sent Jesus Christ to this world to save us. Everything Jesus did was for God, whereas many things we do are for ourselves. Jesus came to the earth as a human being, therefore He also had weakness, but He overcome all weaknesses, therefore we can also do the same. Jesus came to seek those who are sick, because only the sick needs the doctor. When we know we are the sick and the weak, and when we confess our sins, then God will come to us. Aaron knew his sins, he confessed his sins, and God chose him as the High Priest. Jesus did not sin, but He had weaknesses as a human being, therefore He overcome all temptations and experienced everything we experienced on this world. He understands us.

曾言, “凡通达於天下者,必有节以传辅之,无节者,有几则不达。” 我们必须通达於神,知道神的作工方式,才能明白神为什么派耶稣基督来这个世界拯救我们。耶稣所做的一切都是为了神,而我们所做的许多事情都是为了我们自己。耶稣以人的身份来到世上,所以祂也有软弱,但祂克服了所有的软弱,因此我们也可以。耶稣来寻找有病的人,因为只有病人才需要医生。当我们知道自己有病和软弱,当我们承认自己的罪时,耶稣就会来到我们身边。亚伦知道自己的罪,承认自己的罪,神就拣选他作大祭司。耶稣没有犯罪,但祂作为人祂也有软弱,因此祂克服了所有的试探,经历了我们在这个世界上所经历的一切,祂能了解我们。

Jesus didn’t come to be the prince but the servant, He came to carry what we cannot carry, and He came to overcome what we cannot overcome. How can He have this power? He was chosen by God and called by God. Do we also believe that God called us and chose us? Do we believe that Jesus can so we also can? Do we long for the proficient in God, which Jesus has? What do we choose? The proficient in this world or the proficient in God?


Section Two V5-10 The High Priest has Received the Promise 大祭司是蒙了应许的

So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, today I have begotten You.” As He also says in another place: “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek”; who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek.”

如此,基督也不是自取榮耀做大祭司,乃是在乎向他說「你是我的兒子,我今日生你」的那一位, 就如經上又有一處說:「你是照著麥基洗德的等次永遠為祭司。」基督在肉體的時候既大聲哀哭,流淚禱告,懇求那能救他免死的主,就因他的虔誠蒙了應允。他雖然為兒子,還是因所受的苦難學了順從。 他既得以完全,就為凡順從他的人成了永遠得救的根源,並蒙神照著麥基洗德的等次稱他為大祭司。

The High Priest has God’s promise and the appointment, and that’s why he could do what God instructed to do. God appointed Jesus Christ to be the High Priest like Melchizedek, He had God’s promise, which is to become the author of eternal salvation to us. It is the root of our eternal salvation and the authority of this world. Jesus has overcome the world and He has taken back the authority from the devil, but do we know the authority of Jesus and do we know that He has given this authority to us?


Jesus came to this world to do what God appointed Him to do, so we must learn from Jesus, not to do what we feel like to do, but what God instructs us to do; not to be princes and princesses, but to be servants like Jesus. Isaiah 61:1 says, “the Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” This is what Jesus did on this earth, this is the life Jesus revealed when He came to this world. Are we also doing the same? Are we bringing people to God or to ourselves? Jesus never thought about being Himself but only doing what the Father asked Him to do.

耶稣来到世上,就是要作神所吩咐祂作的事,所以我们要向耶稣学习,不是做自己想做的事,而是做神吩咐我们做的事;不是做王子和公主,而是像耶稣一样做仆人。以賽亞書 61 :1说 “主耶和華的靈在我身上,因為耶和華用膏膏我,叫我傳好信息給謙卑的人,差遣我醫好傷心的人,報告被擄的得釋放、被囚的出監牢。” 这就是耶稣在这个世界上所做的,这就是耶稣来到这个世界时所显出的生活。我们是否也在做同样的事情?我们是把人带到神面前还是带到我们自己面前?耶稣从未想过要活出自我,而只是做父神要祂做的事。

Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus told us to come before Him, He’s not talking to the non-believers, but to us, those following Him! We are often doing things by ourselves, we thought we strive to do God’s Work, but we don’t know to rest in God. We must know that all the works in our hands are from God and are out of God, so only by God, through His power, then we can accomplish.

馬太福音 11:28说 “凡勞苦擔重擔的人,可以到我這裡來,我就使你們得安息。” 耶稣告诉我们要到祂面前,祂不是在对非信徒说话,而是在对我们这些跟随祂的人说话!我们经常自己做事,以为我们努力在做神的工作,但我们不知道安息在神里面。我们要知道,我们手中的一切工作都是从神来的,都是出乎神的,所以只有靠着神,借着神的大能,我们才能成就。

Section Three V11-14 Those who are of Full Age can Discern 长大成人的人才能分辨

Of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

論到麥基洗德,我們有好些話,並且難以解明,因為你們聽不進去。 看你們學習的工夫,本該做師傅,誰知還得有人將神聖言小學的開端另教導你們,並且成了那必須吃奶、不能吃乾糧的人! 凡只能吃奶的,都不熟練仁義的道理,因為他是嬰孩。 唯獨長大成人的才能吃乾糧,他們的心竅習練得通達,就能分辨好歹了。

When we know we are the servants of God, are we willing to listen? Or do we continue to be rebellious, continue to ask questions and challenge God’s authority? We are the followers of God, we are not the master. But when we continue to rebel against God, when we continue to fight against God, then we can never understand. We want to be like God, we want to argue, we want to see the proof… but there is nothing we can fully understand in this world. We will never fully understand why God sent His only Son to us as a sacrifice, and God does not need to explain it fully to us, He only wants us to obey. This is the lesson of submission that we must learn, just like what Jesus did.


Even Jesus’ disciples did not fully understand, when Jesus sent them out two by two to preach the Gospel, they did not fully understand, even when Jesus died and rose again, they still did not understand. It’s when the Holy Spirit came upon them ion the Upper Room, then they begin to understand. Therefore stop arguing, stop using our own knowledge, and start walking with God. Simply submit to Him, partnership with Him, listen to Him, and let Him take over. Let us grow into maturity, stop being the babies, who only need milk, but to start eating solid food, step out the impossible, and enter true rest in God.


Let us experience God’s yoke and burden, which are easy and light. Then we can walk into the proficient of God, we will put down the ‘I’ and ‘me’, our prayers will no longer be a ‘wish list’, and we can grow into maturity. When we are growing into maturity, then we can discern both good and evil, which is not about right and wrong, but about what is from God and what is not from God. We will no longer be the master in our lives, we will no longer seek to be only the princes and princesses, but we can receive the eternal blessings from Heaven.