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The Faith of the Judges. He is placed here not among the other “racers,” but as One who, instead of exemplifying certain characteristics of faith, as they did, is the “Author and Finisher” of faith in His own person.

Bible Commentaries

Herbews promises are there made to believers in Christ: This is what the Hebrews did in the wilderness; and there are still many murmurers in Israel”s camp today. Confirmation of this is found in the Spirit’s use of the personal name “Jesus” here, rather than His title of office—”Christ.

Others before us have trod the same path, met with the same hindrances, fought the same fight. Herbews granting them access into His favor: A quaint old Quaker, who was a farmer, had a weather-vane on the roof of his barn, from which stood out in clear-cut letters “God is love. Yet, notwithstanding this plain warning, there remains a tendency in all of us not only to disregard the same, but to act contrary thereto.

They tore His back with scourgings, as was foretold by the Psalmist Psalm hwbrews Abraham placed himself unreservedly in the hands of God, surrendered to His lordship, and subscribed to His wisdom as best fitted to direct him. To be “rooted and grounded in love” means to have a settled assurance of God’s love for us, such an assurance as nothing can shake. Yet was it love which said “No” to us.

Overview – A.W. Pink’s Commentary on John and Hebrews

Faith is a convictive power which overcomes carnal reasonings, carnal prejudices, and carnal excuses. But faith discovers the Father”s hand directing all things: Strength for this task is to be found by “looking unto Jesus,” by keeping steadily before faith’s eye the crown, the joy awaiting us.


Witnessing and working “service” is what are so much emphasized today. That a new division of our chapter commences at verse 8 is further evident from the fact that Abraham is designated “the father of all them that believe” Romans 4: Noah made use of the means which God had prescribed, and by His grace and power those means were made effectual unto his preservation.

They buffeted Him and smote Him on the face. Sometimes God”s servants and people axe called on to endure fierce persecution for a confirmatory testimony to the Truth “And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name” Acts 5: The Divine institution of that state, with its worship, the solemnity of the covenant whereon it was established, the glory of its priesthood, sacrifices and other Divine ordinances Romans 9: Sense beclouds the understanding and causes us to wrongly interpret God’s dispensations with us.

May it please the Spirit of Truth to act as our Guide, as we seek to pass from verse to verse. As He says in Isaiah hebgews If God be chastening “consider your ways” Haggai 1: Here, we believe, it has at least a twofold force.

Nevertheless, He turned not aside from the path of duty, still less did He abandon His mission. Were he a Song of Solomonhe would be chastened for his sin; he would be brought to repentance and godly sorrow, he would with grief of heart confess his backslidings, and then hehrews blest with pardon and peace. These acts are suited with their objects. The Faith of Enoch.

The verse before us concerns more directly the fashioning of the present heavens and earth, hebreews that necessarily presupposes their original creation. The individual, internal, and invincible call of God is an act of sovereign grace, accompanied by all-mighty power, quickening those who are dead in trespasses and sins, imparting to them spiritual life. Review the past, dear friend, and recall how you felt and acted inwardly when God was tearing up your cozy nest, overturning your cherished plans, dashing to pieces your fondest hopes, afflicting you painfully in your affairs, your body, or your family circle.


An Exposition of Hebrews

Faith looks upon providences not as a present disconnected piece, but in its entirety to the end of things. Imagine their surprise when Abraham had to say, I know not. What we are cautioned against here is the opposite of that which the Lord commended in the Ephesian Church, “And for My name’s sake hast labored, and hast not fainted” Revelation 2: He gave them His Spirit who assured them of their acceptance: It is at our imminent peril that we reject either of these complementary truths.

That God made the world by His word; that Isaiahby His essential wisdom and eternal Song of Solomonand by His active will, saying, Let it be done, and it was done 5.

By them they have been bestirred, revived, and mortified to things down here; and made partakers of God”s holiness, to their own a.w.ipnk advantage and comfort. Where faith was missing, nothing could hebrewx with His approval; but where faith really existed and was exercised, it would be richly rewarded.

Ere passing on, let us pause for a word of application. The a.w.punk OT references are mainly referred to, to proof the contrast between old and new covenant and the fulfilment in Christ. Second, such repetition also implies our slowness to believe it; by nature our evil hearts are inclined in the opposite direction.

The new birth is not only a marvel of Divine wisdom and a miracle of Divine power, but it is also and superlatively a product of God’s affection. Then look away to the cup which Christ drank! Undue concern over temporal affairs, inordinate affection for the things of this life, the intemperate use of any material blessings, undue familiarity with the ungodly, are “weights” which prevent progress in godliness.

Those who rely upon their own judgment are certain to err. I can but plead guilty, and hide my face for very shame.