Hebrews

A Vile Weed and a Fair Flower

Jun 22

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

Holding Fast Our Profession

Jun 22

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

Perfect Sanctification

Jun 22

Perfect Sanctification    “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”— Hebrews x. 10.   DEAR friends, ever since the Lord has quickened us by his grace we have begun to look into ourselves and to search our hearts to see our condition before God. Hence many things …

Hebrews:10:10

The Hunger-Bite

Jun 22

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

The Best of All Sights

Jun 22

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 Hiding of Moses by Faith

Jun 22

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

Jacob Worshipping on His Staff

Jun 22

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

Hold Fast Your Shield

Jun 22

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

The Pilgrim’s Longings

Jun 22

The Pilgrim's Longings   "And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city."—Hebrews 11:15-16     …

Hebrews:11:15-16

The Vital Force

Jun 22

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