Ligonier Bible Study

Today is the Day

Today is the Day

Hebrews 4:6–7, “6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7 again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted,...

Sabbath Rest for God

Sabbath Rest for God

Hebrews 4:4-5, “For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5 And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.” In chapter 4, the author of Hebrews develops the idea of God’s...

We Who Have Believed

We Who Have Believed

Hebrews 4:3, “For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world.” The original audience of Hebrews found itself in the same position as...

United By Faith

United By Faith

Hebrews 4:2, “For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.” Yesterday we saw how the author of Hebrews understands the entry into Canaan as a type of the...

Holy Fear

Holy Fear

Hebrews 4:1, “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.” Today we return to the book of Hebrews. Previously, the author of Hebrews warned his readers that they were in the same...

Promised Land Denied

Promised Land Denied

Hebrews 3:18–19, “18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.” The audience of the epistle to the Hebrews found itself in the same position as the...

Covenant Breakers

Covenant Breakers

Hebrews 3:16–17, “16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?” The warnings that the author...

Sharing in Christ

Sharing in Christ

Hebrews 3:14–15, “ For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” Throughout his epistle, the author of Hebrews warns his...

Guard Your Hearts

Guard Your Hearts

Hebrews 3:12, “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.” The first generation of Israelites that left Egypt hardened their hearts against the Lord and were not allowed to enter the...

An Insolent Generation

An Insolent Generation

Hebrews 3:10–11, “Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’ 11 As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’” Over 3,400 years ago, God heard the cries of His people who were...