Resources from Hebrews

Holding Fast Our Profession

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 effectually preserved. “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts; and their sins and their iniquities...

Hebrews 10:23

A Vile Weed and a Fair Flower

Is it not deeply humiliating, beloved friends, that the best of Christians should need to be cautioned against the worst of sins? May the consecrated become covetous? Is it possible that the regenerate may drivel into misers? Alas, what perils surround us, what tendencies are within us! Although a man may be a sincere believer in the self-sacrificing Jesus, yet it is needful to say to him, “Let your conversation...

Hebrews 13:5-6

The Best Strengthening Medicine

Jun 21 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 tell which of the three grand deeds of faith is the greatest? Many of us may never have to bravo the fiery stake, nor to bow...

Hebrews 11:34

Abraham, a Pattern to Believers

Jan 22 ABRAHAM’S life, taken literally, is full of instruction; but we shall be wise to take the spirit of it, and endeavour to make it our own. We cannot live just as Abraham did; but we can carry out the great principles which lay at the root of Abraham’s life; and, if the Holy Spirit will work in us a like degree of faith to that of the holy patriarch, we...

Hebrews 11:9-10

Between the Two Appearings

Mar 15 THE two great links between earth and heaven are the two advents of our Lord: or, rather, he is the great bond of union, by these two appearings. When the world had revolted, and God had been defied by his own creatures, a great gulf was opened between God and man. The first coming of Christ was like a bridge which crossed the chasm and made a way of access...

Hebrews 9:26-28

The Obedience of Faith

Aug 21 THE part of the text to which I shall call your attention lies in these words, “By faith Abraham obeyed.” Obedience— what a blessing it would be if we were all trained to it by the Holy Spirit! How fully should we be restored if we were perfect in it! If all the world would obey the Lord, what a heaven on earth there would be! Perfect obedience to God...

Hebrews 9:8

Christ's One Sacrifice for Sin

Jun 29 I NEED not read the text again, for I shall not go far away from it; but again and again shall we come back to these precious words about our Lord’s one great sacrifice for sin.      What Christ meant to do on the cross, he actually did. I always take that for granted. He did not die in vain; he did not leave any part of his work...

Hebrews 9:26

The Tenderness of Jesus

Jun 8 BELOVED, we have a High Priest. All that Israel had under the law we still retain; only we have the substance, of which they had only the shadow. “We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle”: we have a sacrifice, which, being once offered, for ever avails; we have “one greater than the temple,” and he is to us the mercy-seat and the...

Hebrews 4:15

Noah’s Faith, Fear, Obedience, and Salvation

Jun 1 THE apostle could not avoid mentioning Noah; for in him faith shone forth eminently. He has placed him in due order of time after Abel and Enoch; but he had also another reason for the arrangement. These three ancient believers are declared in Holy Writ to have pleased God. Of Abel, it is said that God testified of his gifts. Enoch, before his translation, had this testimony, that he pleased...

Hebrews 11:7

Our Compassionate High Priest

Apr 3 THE high priest looked Godward, and therefore he had need to be holy; for he had to deal with things pertaining to God. But at the same time he looked manward; it was for men that he was ordained, that, through him, they might deal with God; and therefore ho had need to be tender. It was necessary that he should be one who could have sympathy with men; else,...

Hebrews 5:2