Overview, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this work deals with two of the most important books of the New Testament. Hebrews Overview, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this work deals with two of the most important books of the New Testament. Hebrews 12 Commentary, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this work deals with two of the most important books of the New Testament.
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Genuine Christianity is a life lived in communion with Christ: This, then must be our starting-point.
Many profess to “believe,” but what influence have their hopes upon them? It has ever been God”s way to correct those in whom He delights, to chastise His children; but so far from that salutary discipline causing us to faint, it should strengthen and comfort our hearts, being assured that such chastening proceeds from His love, and that the exhortation to perseverance in the path of duty is issued by Him.
There is no place for sloth in this deadly contest; no furloughs are granted! In every sentence of Holy Writ there is both a depth and breadth which our unaided minds are incapable of perceiving and appreciating.
A. W. PINK COLLECTION AN EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS
The threatening judgment was a long way off years: The whole of this is hdbrews dehortation or caution against an evil, which if yielded to will prevent our discharge of the duty inculcated in verses 12. We see Jesus only, and from Him we derive our true strength, even as He is our light of life” Adolph Saphir.
In verses 67 we are shown the end of the life of faith: No, it proceeds from God”s goodness and faithfulness and is one of the greatest blessings for which we have to thank Him. If the thought arises “O well, Abraham was not perfect, he did not always do as God commanded him, so it cannot be expected that I should do any better than he did,” then recognize that this is a temptation from the Devil.
God Himself had translated Enoch, who before his translation had pleased Him as his translation evidenced ; but without faith it is impossible to please God: The testimony of Scripture is most express that in regard to the justification or acceptance of the persons of the elect, they are “complete in Him”-Christ Colossians 2: From Bethlehem to Calvary He enjoyed unbroken and unclouded fellowship with the Father; and after a.w.pink three hours of awful darkness was over, He cried “Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.
There is a reckoning to come of which he little dreams.
The Jewish divine service with its many offerings was only a shadow of reality of the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Second, that that which was of human manufacture Hebrews 3: Now just as we had to refer to Genesis 4 to understand Hebrews Thus, the terms of the call which Abraham received from God are addressed to our hearts.
The claims of Christ upon His people are paramount He reminds them that, “ye are not your own, for hebrfws are bought with a price” 1 Corinthians 6: Let us mention several forms of this particular evil of “fainting.
That is a most timely inquiry. Privilege and duty are inseparably connected, yet duty will never be performed where faith is absent.
Providence held a frowning face. By his own example, by his faith in God’s warning, his reverential awe of God’s holiness and justice, his implicit and unflagging obedience in preparing the ark, Noah “condemned” the unbelieving, unconcerned, godless people all around him. Moreover, there come seasons in the lives of many saints when to sight and sense it seems as though God Himself had ceased to care for His needy and afflicted child.
This testimony of His acceptance of them because of their faith was borne hebdews God.
First, the tried and troubled saint is bidden to consider Him who was called upon to pass through a far rougher and deeper sea of suffering than any which His followers encounter, and this contemplation of Him is urged “lest we be wearied and faint in our minds” verse 3.
Second, being invested with dominion: Yes, the life which Jesus lived here upon earth was a life of faith. The z.w.pink between punishment and chastisement lies not in the nature of the sufferings of the afflicted: Rewarding in God, especially where He Himself is the reward, is an act of infinite grace and bounty.
To unbelievers the invisible, spiritual, and future things revealed in God’s Word seem dubious and unreal, for they have no medium to perceive them: Even though the non-imputation of sin to the believer Romans 4: It is by faith that we fight the good fight aw.pink Timothy 6: First the wilderness, then Canaan; first the scourging, and then the “receiving.
In other words, this dehortation is a calling upon the Christian to “mortify the deeds of the body” Romans 8: But the author also tells them very severely what it means if someone who professed his faith in the gospel apostatizes to his former life in Judaism.
The new birth is a.w.pimk miracle of grace, for one who is dead in trespasses and sins can no more regenerate himself than he can create a world.
It is found in such passages as the following: They who walk with God please Him