Hebrews 13:5

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” This one verse has three important parts, and the three parts are interconnected and based on one consideration, faith. Remember, in chapter eleven, we were told that he who […]

Hebrews 13:4

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” While it is true that marriage is an earthly contract and doesn’t extend into heaven, that doesn’t mean that God views the agreement lightly. God’s point of view is that all […]

Hebrews 13:3

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” While this may very well be an admonition to Christians to take care of their fellow Christian brothers and sisters, the principle is still a good one. Even today, Christians are […]

Hebrews 13:2

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” This is the first way our writer gives us to show brotherly love. Its necessity in Biblical times cannot be overstated. It was a general understanding among people who lived in harsh climates and difficult landscapes. Jesus uses that general […]

Chapter 13:1

“Let brotherly love continue.” We feel the shift of the writer. For Christians, who have been shown the greatest love imaginable, there is no higher calling than to love the brotherhood of Christ. Even if there are disagreements among the brothers, these disagreements cannot be allowed to bring about division or animosity. It is still […]

Hebrews 12:29

“…for our God is a consuming fire.” This final thought is basically the end of the writer’s attempt to persuade believing Jews to abandon their quest to make the old covenant a part of the new. They must leave the old and accept the new if they want to be saved. All promises of salvation […]

Hebrews 12:28

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe…” Why do we cling so tightly to things that can be shaken when God has provided that which cannot be shaken. Why do men insist on an earthly kingdom […]

Hebrews 12:27

“This phrase, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.” The concept ‘shaken’ is explained as removal. Things to be shaken are to be removed. Those things are identified as created things. All created things will […]

Hebrews 12:26

“At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but the heavens.” The next verse offers an explanation of this statement. The shaking that took place at Sinai was to demonstrate the power of God and to remind the Israelites of […]

Hebrews 12:25

“See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.” What does ‘refuse him’ mean? How did the Jewish nation refuse God? Could we not sum their […]