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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They witness to the faithfulness of God who sustained them, and enabled them to triumph over henrews foes, and overcome their difficulties. Lexicon Search Greek Hebrew Aramaic.
Real faith issues in a confident and standing expectation of future things. The “race” appointed is a lengthy one, for it extends throughout the whole of our earthly pilgrimage.
God hath mercy on whom He will Romans 9: If God be chastening “consider your ways” Haggai 1: To Heth he confessed, “I am a stranger and sojourner with you” Genesis They suppose that they do so believe, as that they shall be eternally saved, but if they are brought into any trial, as unto things temporal, wherein they are concerned, they know not what belongs unto the life of faith, nor how to trust God in a due manner.
Hebreews at once refutes a glaring error made by some who a.w.ppink as being ultra-orthodox, more deeply taught in the Word than others. Now it should be very evident from what has been said above that, regeneration or an effectual call from God is a miraculous thing, as far above the reach of nature as the heavens are above the earth.
Sickness, reverses, bereavements have come, but they have not been sanctified by prayerful self-examination.
Let the reader prayerfully ponder Mark 9: The Faith of Abraham. Is my main care to make sure that I have the birthright? Nor is it the external afflictions which occasion the most anguish: Because He conversed with and befriended publicans and sinners, He was “murmured” at Luke The language of our present verse refers us back to Genesis 4 ; there we read, “And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof” verse 4.
Have we never, in self-vindication, said, “Well, after all we are human; it is natural that we should chafe against the rod or give way to despondency when we are afflicted.
Each of these three men adumbrated a distinct feature or aspect of the life of faith, and the order concerning them is inviolable. We trust that the solution of the difficulty will be more evident as we proceed hebtews our exposition of the verse. Remind yourself of how much dross there yet is among the gold.
The fumes of passion dim our vision when we look only at what is present. Abraham is the prototype of those who are “holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling” Hebrews 3: In his days a new and important era of human history commenced. He is the Fountain of all grace John 1: Providence held a frowning face. It is most important to observe this, for otherwise we are very liable to entertain a mystical concept of verse 5 and become lopsided.
Pink’s Commentary on John and Hebrews.
Hebrews 12 Commentary – A.W. Pink’s Commentary on John and Hebrews
True, He grants more grace to some of His own people than to others of them. If, under the strong opposition and fierce persecution, we are to “endure unto the end,” then we must watch diligently against the allowance of such faintness of mind.
The Kingdom of Christ. 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. There must be a putting off the old Prayer of Manassehbefore there can be any true putting on of the new man Ephesians 4: In the previous verse the apostle had spoken of the place from whence Abraham was called, here of the place to which he was called.
Asaph declared, “My feet were almost gone, my steps had well-nigh slipped; for I was hebfews at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” Psalm Thou art My God from My mother’s belly” Psalm Abraham was already seventy years of age, and long journeys and the break-up of old associations do not commend themselves to elderly people.
Herein lies the beginning of all spiritual declension—a lack of the due exercise of faith, and that in turn, is the result of the heart growing cold toward Christ! The Hebrew word means “to reprobate, to reject, to despise.