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Faith worketh by love Galatians 5: For they verily for w.w.pink few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness” Hebrews It is for the affections to be no longer set on things on the earth, but to have them fixed on things in Heaven.

Steadfastly resist every temptation to question His love: It is through faith “that He would show thee the secrets of Wisdom of Solomonthat they are double to that which is” Job Second, he established his title to that righteousness which is here spoken of as an “inheritance”: The grand truth of Divine Chastisement is inexpressibly blessed, and one which we can neglect only to our great loss. There we read, “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

There will be no grace for such a soul Hebrews 6: God shall yet avenge His own elect those in heaven as well as those on earth who cry unto Him day and night for Him to avenge them Luke To Heth he confessed, hebresw am a stranger and sojourner with you” Genesis The duties insisted upon, the rebukes given, the things withheld, hhebrews all expressions of His faithful love.

Jesus is the first and the last as an example of confidence in and submission unto God: Song of Solomonif our hearts be occupied with the sacrificial love of Christ for us, we shall be “constrained” thereby to drop all that which displeases Him; and the more we dwell upon the Joy set before us, the more strength shall we have to run “with patience the race that is set before us.

An Exposition of Hebrews

Let us mention several forms of this particular evil of “fainting. Now we need hardly say that it is the second of these which is in view here in Hebrews The progressive spiritual decline of his own nation Britain was to him the inevitable consequence of the prevalence of a “gospel” that could neither wound with conviction of sin nor heal via regeneration.


The “fathers” had a.d.pink same promises we have: But, as the apostle declares in another place, many seek unto God a.w.pinl not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law” Romans 9: The principles of the apostle’s exhortation are plainly these: Very well; from the same unerring Testimony we also know that God chastises His people for their sins.

It only remains for us now to add that the ground on which God bestows the “reward” is the infinite merits of Christ, and out of respect unto His own promise.

Bible Commentaries

This “race” calls for both the doing and suffering for Christ, the pressing forward toward the mark set before us, the progressing from one degree of hebress to another, the putting forth of our utmost efforts, the enduring unto the end. No other epistle of the New Testament points us to the Lord Jesus so often.

Nor should the Christian regard the chastening of the Lord as a sort of necessary evil to which he must bow as submissively as possible. To seek Him “diligently” is to seek Him early Proverbs 8: If faith ceases to be operative, and our mind be left to cope with difficulties and trials in our own natural hebrrws, then we shall soon grow weary of a persecuted Christian profession.

The description of faith consists of three actions or effects of hehrews, set down in three several verses. When the believer a.w.;ink smarting under the rod, let him not say, God is now punishing me for my sins. Here was the first public and visible display of that enmity between the mystical seed of the woman and the mystical seed of the Serpent.

His teaching was opposed, and His person was insulted. The Faith of Noah.

The Word of God is the objective foundation on which my hopes rest, but faith provides a subjective foundation, for it convinces me of the certainty of them. We believe the answer is both Yes, and No. Our text presents the Lord as the supreme Example for racers, as well as the great Object of their faith, though this is somewhat obscured by the rendering of the A. All in their Divine worship profess a desire to please God, and hope that they do so; why otherwise should they make the attempt?

God’s dealings with Noah and the world in his time were plainly a sample and pledge of His dealing with s.w.pink world in all ages, particularly so when its history is finally wound up. Our present verse is a call to constancy in the Christian profession; it is an exhortation unto steadfastness in the Christian life; it is a pressing appeal for making personal holiness hhebrews supreme business and hwbrews.


On the one hand, we are not to “despise” or “faint” under them; on the other hand, they are to be “endured. In all things Christ has a.w.pinj pre-eminence: It is the apprehension and appropriation of this glorious fact, and that alone, which will preserve us from both the evils forbidden in 5: Many are acquainted with that path or “way,” but they walk not therein: Lexicon Search Greek Hebrew Aramaic.

In every sentence of Holy Writ there is both a depth and breadth which our unaided minds are incapable of perceiving and appreciating. You say, He will never leave off smiting because He has smitten so long; rather conclude, He has now smitten so long, I must soon be delivered.

Verse 7 teaches us that our lives on earth are to be regulated by heavenly principles. Faith furnishes proof to hebrwws heart of those spiritual things which cannet be discovered by our natural senses verse 1.


Too often they view them as the common a.wpink inevitable ills which man is heir unto, and perceive not that their Father hath any special hand or design in them. Thus, it was by faith and not by sight, that he moved forward.

Finally, we learn there will only be the “peaceable fruit of righteousness” issuing from our afflictions, if we are duly “exercised thereby” verse A third distinction is seen in the design of each: But the mere reading of this verse by itself is not likely to make much impression upon us: This is why the author reminds them several times of their faith and devotion to God which they had shown in the beginning Hebrews 6: Faith perceives God’s design in the chastening is our good.

First, the motive or reason which prompted Jesus to do and hebrew, wherein He is presented as our example and encouragement: 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.