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...

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...

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...