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Hebrews Bible Study Commentary in simple English Hebrews Bible Study and Commentary. In this chapter our Saviour’s glorious person is very plainly set before us, and it is made the ground of our faith, and a reason why we should give the more earnest heed to his words, lest at any time we should let them slip. So all the high priests under the law were. Notice how the he continues to introduce that important little key-word “once.”. You must break the shell to get at the kernel. The Lord, as our loving Father, makes use of the rod that he may make us to be truly holy. There can be no good in it. The Christian martyrs have shown the extremity of human endurance when they have been sustained by faith; and the bead-roll of Christian heroes, since their Lord ascended to heaven, is longer and even brighter than that of the faithful ones who came before them in the earlier dispensation. An end was made of the types and shadows of the ceremonial law, that the real substance might be introduced by Christ. Those who seek the pleasures of the flesh rather than the pleasures of a higher world are here put side by side with Esau. There's not one stroke for me. Sympathize with them, says the apostle, “as bound with them.”. Do we realize that the Lord Jesus Christ dwells in the midst of us? Since hope hath fix'd her anchor here. Assumed our flesh to bleed and die; No shipwreck can my vessel fear, Might have a remainder mark or slight wear from sitting on the shelf. We are not going to feed you with meat yet; we shall be glad enough to serve you with milk for the present. Does it not seem strange that after speaking to us about being God’s sons and favoured with his love, yet even then, in that clear blaze of light, there comes in this caution against fornication and profanity. what is there that is impossible to the man who believes in God? When bereaved of what was dear, They must have a kind of Kindergarten for the little children, that they might learn the elements of the faith by the symbols, types, and representations of a material worship. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. Those who are not sustained by faith soon weary of holiness and provoke the Lord. You are in a race, so run even while you are smarting from your chastisements, still run, and keep on running until you win the prize. Oh, that he had more consideration at our hands! Unbelief is barren impotent, a mere negation, a dead and accursed thing; but faith bears fruit faith produces good works, faith achieves marvels. Run after it. Amen. Abraham expects that God will raise his son from the dead, or do something equally wonderful, so that the promise he had given shall be fulfilled. God has not made angels to be the preachers of the gospel. They observe the weakness of a brother’s constitution, and then play upon it, or make jests about it. Glory be to his holy name! "I am too unworthy." Hebrews 13:4-5. Her walk has much about it that is mysterious; she knows that the land she treads on belongs to her; and yet, in another sense, she cannot claim a solitary foot of it. 1. He is immutable; he will not change. He abolishes the offering of bullocks, and goats, and lambs, because HE has come whom they all foreshadowed. Will any truly regenerated man ever come into this condition? Let every one of us take it home: “The Lord shall judge his people.” God’s fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem. This is the very heart of the gospel, and it should be preached in your hear­ing every Sabbath day at the least. You remember ’his discernment, how he crossed his hands willingly that he might lay the right hand upon the younger son. Our trials are little compared with those of the martyrs of the olden times. All but two that came out of Egypt died in the wilderness; only Joshua and Caleb were faithful among the faithless found. Spurgeon Commentary: Hebrews collects his thoughts on the epistle in a commentary format, including sermon illustrations and applications culled from his sermons and writings. The crimson way of Christ’s shed blood lies open to all believers therefore, “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water,”, The Jew could not personally go up to the mercy-seat; he had to go there through his representative, the high priest, and we have Christ as our “high priest over the house of God,” so we come to God through him. Oh, to feel it true tonight! Let the grandest of all examples nerve us. The next verse illustrates the worship of faith. What a terrible verse is that! Hebrews 13:14. See how it is put here: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” You need not go to the trouble of despising it, or resisting it, or opposing it; you can be lost readily enough simply by neglecting it. The man who comes up to God’s house, having prayed for God to bless the preacher, is not likely to go away unprofited. Faith teaches us how to worship God aright. Subject: File Descriptions: Author: HEB 1:1-11:4: Sermon Series by Gil Rugh (Senior Pastor, Indian Hills Community Church, Lincoln, Nebraska): We shall never be fit for the Heavenly Canaan unless we first pass through the wilderness. May you and I possess “like precious faith” at; that of which we have here the story! As I observed to you in the exposition, the stress in these passages of sacred biography …, Holding Fast Our Profession Here is a dead man speaking. It is sometimes used of the inner nature generally (Ps 16:7 Jer 20:12), and specially of … There are a number of helpful commentaries on the Book of Hebrews, and the following are five of the best. The Best Strengthening Medicine Jesus, who pass'd the angels by, The miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit were the seal that the gospel was no invention of man, but that it was indeed the message of God. Not only dread coming short, but dread the very appearance of it. This is a practical chapter at the close of this most instructive Epistle. They “embraced” the promises,— threw their arms round them,— hugged them to their hearts,— embraced them as those who dearly loved them. So honesty, sobriety, and such things may be very good among men, and the more you have of them the better. Great for those preparing to teach or preach on the subject matter, God keep us from the very shadow of sin, from the very appearance of evil. Where he may lead, I’ll follow, My trust in him repose: And every hour in perfect peace I’ll sing, ’He knows! I have a converted soul, but an unconverted body. O Christian, as you see the danger that lies before you if you did prove to be an apostate, bless that sovereign grace which will not suffer you so to do, even as Paul wrote to the Philippians, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”, What a consoling end this is to the chapter! See this reward then; it pleases God, and that is reward enough far anyone of us. Of our High Priest above; No, God grant we may be of another sort lest he should lift his hand and swear, “They shall not enter into my rest.”. He never repented of his sin, but only of the consequences of it. It has never been so; for this, which was one of the greatest things that was ever done, — to leap from this life into another, and to overleap the grave altogether, — was only achieved “by faith.”. "Harden not your hearts." Faith does not live on things seen; she lives on something yet to come. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Let us look unto him then. That is one of the earliest lessons of faith. This little commentary is a must read for anyone that wants a clearer understanding and application of the spiritual food found in the book of Hebrews. Hebrews 1:1, 2. The old ceremonial law of Moses, — This refers to the old ceremonial law, under which the Jews lived so long. This is the age of expectancy. The one washing makes us so clean that “he that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet,” for which Jesus provides by daily cleansing; but the one grand atoning act never fails. See how the Spirit of God gathers up the fragments that remain. That will had not been done, although myriads of sacrifices hail been offered. Is it not wonderful that the Christ, who is the head over all things, could not be perfected for this work of ruling, or for the work of saving, except by sufferings? There was a dear sister, whom many of you knew, who used to attend here with great regularity, although she could not hear a word that was said; but she said it did her good to join in the hymns, and to know that she was worshipping God with the rest of his people. Heaven’s full complement, the perfect number of the divine family of love, can never be made up till we who have believed go up yonder to join all those who have had like precious faith. Joshua had not given them rest, or else David would not have spoken of entering into rest. The offering for sin is in order that sin may be put away; and if it be put away, so that God himself will remember it no more, what more is wanted? Interactive Bible study with John Piper. Let us go on believing and repenting, as we have done; but let us not have to begin believing and begin repenting, let us go on to something beyond that stage of experience. Our load was laid on thee: “Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead.” That “one” was Isaac, for he was given up to die; and, apparently, nothing could save him from death. This may be the gospel according to Arminius, but it is not the gospel according to John, nor according to Paul, nor according to our Lord Jesus Christ. O you who fear to die, wear that priceless jewel ! We draw upon the church's strength when we ought to be contributing to it. Man is made to be the master of it, and the ox and the horse, with all their strength, must bow their necks to man; and the lion and the tiger, with all their ferocity, must still be cowed in the presence of their master. Lond., Nisbet. The high priest of old was a man like those for whom he stood as a representative, and our great High Priest is like unto us, though without sin. Zane Hodges (Bible Knowledge Commentary, Hebrews [Victor Books]) and the Grace Evangelical Society are the main advocates, along with R. T. Kendall. So, you see, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, all lived by faith, and did their works by faith, and distributed blessings to their children by faith. It may be that you have never “quenched the violence of fire;” yet, often enough, it has been true of you that, by faith, “out of weakness” you have been “made strong.”. “Grace be with you all. Next we see the strength of faith, that strength seen in the deadness of nature. What more could be desired? But we the nearest interest claim. With joy we meditate the grace He has espoused their nature, and he owns it by calling them brethren. Oh, it's a thought that melts a rock. There are some names, in this chapter, which we should hardly have expected to see there, the characters mentioned having been so disfigured by serious faults, and flaws, and failings; but the distinguishing feature of faith was there in every instance, and especially in the case of Samson. God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,. If all the processes of grace fail in the case of any professors, what is to be done with them? Many will think his system of observations cumbrous, and so, perhaps, it is; but upon any topic which he touches he gives outlines which may supply sermons for months. We have not come to that mount of terror, for we are not under the law but under grace; we have come to a very different place from that. Our progress is slow, and we remain babes when we ought to be full grown men in Christ. Emphatically, and above us all “a Son,” —. Benefit from the incredible wisdom of Charles Spurgeon, passage by passage. He could not come to put away sin from those who had none or from those who by their own efforts could put that sin away by themselves. God’s covenants have ever been sanctioned and ratfied with blood and the covenant or the testament of eternal grace is ratfied with the blood of the Surety and Testator. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. He counts the believing man to be far beyond the rest of mankind. 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