Hebrews 13:23, 24, 25

“You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. Grace be with all of you.” And so the letter ends like so many other New Testament writings with […]

Hebrews 13:22

“I appeal to you brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.” If you have read the book, you might think that the writer does not know what the meaning of brief is. If you had been the one writing the comments to these verses, you would double down […]

Hebrews 13:20-21

“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be […]

Hebrews 13:18-19

“Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. I urge you to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.” One truth is evident in this verse. We all need prayer, and we all need to pray. Even […]

Hebrews 13:17

“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” It appears from the context that the author is addressing church leaders. […]

Hebrews 13:16

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Here we have more about sacrifices. The Christian is all about doing good. If you aren’t doing good, you aren’t following Jesus. Everywhere Jesus went, He did good, and to every person, He met, he did […]

Hebrews 13:15

“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” In a sense, the author tells us, sacrifice from God’s people is still needed. Jesus took the place of animal sacrifices and blood sacrifices but not the sacrifice of praise that […]

Hebrews 13:14

“For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” This is not a new teaching. The writer mentioned the same idea in connection with Abraham. The Jews were sure that Jerusalem would be the eternal city of God, but that was not the case. God made that plain […]

Hebrews 13:13

“Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.” Some who went to the cross with Jesus went to jeer and ridicule. Their kind still exists. Some who went to the cross with Jesus were commanded to go. Going because you have to is still an unsatisfactory reason. Some […]

Hebrews 13:12

“So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.” Golgotha was not in the city of Jerusalem. The place of the skull was outside the “camp,” so to speak. Jesus was taken outside, just like the animals that were sacrificed on the Day of Atonement. It was […]