Hebrews

The Best Strengthening Medicine

Jun 21

The Best Strengthening Medicine   “Out of weakness were made strong.”— Hebrews xi. 34.   THOSE who out of weakness were made strong are written among the heroes of faith, and are by no means the least of them. Believers “quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong.” Who shall …

Hebrews:11:34

Hold Fast Your Shield

Jan 01

HOLD FAST YOUR SHIELD.   “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.” — Hebrews x. 35.   THE early Christians had to suffer for their faith. They were exposed to great ridicule and enmity: they were, indeed, the by-word, the laughing-stock, and the derision of all mankind. There are still to be seen in Rome, …

Hebrews:10:35

Jacob Worshipping on His Staff

Jan 01

JACOB WORSHIPPING ON HIS STAFF.   “By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.”— Hebrews xi. 21.   “WHEN he was a dying.” Death is a thorough test of faith. Beneath the touch of the skeleton finger shams dissolve into thin air, and only truth …

Hebrews:11:21

Seeing Jesus

Jan 01

Seeing Jesus   “We see Jesus.”— Hebrews 2:9.   THE apostle in this place does not claim to have seen the Lord in the flesh, although he boasts in another passage that he has done so, and asserts it as one of the proofs of his apostleship. He is not, indeed, in this text referring to any seeing of …

Hebrews:2:9

The Hiding of Moses by Faith

Jan 01

The Hiding of Moses by Faith   “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” — Hebrews xi. 23.   As I observed to you in the exposition, the stress in these passages of sacred biography …

Hebrews:11:23

Holding Fast Our Profession

Jan 01

Holding Fast Our Profession   “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised).” — Hebrews x. 23.   THE apostle is drawing certain inferences from the covenant of grace, upon which he has been enlarging. He shows that God has made a covenant with his people by which they are …

Hebrews:10:23

The Vital Force

Jan 01

The Vital Force   “Now, the just shall live by faith.”— Hebrews x. 38.   SEE here the germ of the Christian’s life! See, too, how it blooms, blossoms, and bears! But observe it is not said the just shall live for his faith, or because of the merit of his believing in God. This were to place the …

Hebrews:10:38

The Best of All Sights

Jan 01

The Best of All Sights    “But we see Jesus.” — Hebrews ii. 9,   IN holy Scripture faith is placed in opposition to the sight of the eyes, and yet it is frequently described as looking and seeing. It is opposed to carnal sight because it is spiritual sight; a discernment which comes not of the body, but …

Hebrews:2:9

The Hunger-Bite

Jan 01

The Hunger-Bite   “His strength shall be hunger-bitten.”— Job xviii. 12.   BILDAD w a s declaring the history of the hypocritical, presumptuous, and wicked man; and he intended, no doubt, to insinuate that Job was just such a person, that he had been a deceiver, and that therefore at last God’s providence had found him out and was …

Hebrews:2:9

A Vile Weed and a Fair Flower

Jan 01

A Vile Weed and a Fair Flower   “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”— …

Hebrews:13:5-6