Hebrews

Suffering and Obedience

Hebrews 5:7–8, “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he...

Called By God

Hebrews 5:3–4, “3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.” At the beginning of an extended section detailing...

The High Priest’s Purpose

Hebrews 5:1–2, “For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.” Today we find...

Draw Near With Confidence

Hebrews 4:16, “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive...

Sympathetic to Weakness

Hebrews 4:15, “15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our...

Confidence in Christ

Hebrews 4:14, “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus,...

God’s Living and Active Word

God’s Living and Active Word

Hebrews 4:12–13, “ For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his...

Striving Toward God’s Rest

Striving Toward God’s Rest

Hebrews 4:11, “Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.” For the past week and a half, we have studied the Sabbath rest that Hebrews 4 promises to the people of God. This rest, as we have seen, is the same...

Rest for God’s People

Rest for God’s People

Hebrews 4:9–10, “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” In Hebrews 4, the author tells us about the Sabbath rest that is yet to come for the people of God....

Another Day Later On

Another Day Later On

Hebrews 4:8, “For if Joshua had given them rest, God[a] would not have spoken of another day later on.” Again and again, chapter 4 of Hebrews tells us that there is still a rest to come for the people of God. This rest to come is none other than the fullness of God’s...

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...