Hebrews 10:6

“…in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.” Verse six here is the later part of verse six in Psalms 40. The psalm does not use the phrase ‘no pleasure’ but instead says ‘not required.’ The Hebrew writer tells us what the psalmist was thinking. It’s another way of putting it. The […]

Hebrews 10:5

“Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me…’” This verse is a paraphrase of Psalm 40:6. This verse and the next two come from Psalm 40. With the exception of the comment about the body, they are close to […]

Hebrews 10:4

“For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” This is the conclusion you must reach after reading the first nine chapters of Hebrews. If you make this conclusion, then you have every reason to reject the law which provided the bulls and goats. The problem many have today […]

Hebrews 10:3

“But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.” If you were to be baptized every year, you would understand that you still had sins that needed to be forgiven and removed. That’s what happened to the Jews under the old covenant. Each year on the Day of Atonement they came to […]

Hebrews 10:2

“Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?” A logical question, right. If those under the law lost their consciousness of their sins, they would feel no need to go thought the same sacrifices over and over. Those who […]

Hebrews 10:1

“For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.” Imagine yourself at the corner of a building with the building on your left […]

Hebrews 9:28

“So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” Christ is the offering. He offered Himself. God offered Him as Abraham would have Isaac. They did not slay Him, nor did they […]

Hebrews 9:27

“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes the judgment…” Death is the penalty of sin. Sin caused mankind to lose the right to the tree of life. Without the tree of life, mankind will die. All of them will die barring the intervention of God. When God […]

Hebrews 9:26

“…for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” This is a powerful and profound verse. We often focus on the word repeatedly and […]

Hebrews 9:25

“Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own…” Not only was the place where Christ took the sacrifice much different than that of the old priesthood, but the blood He took there was totally different. The high priest of the old […]