Hebrews 6:16

“For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes, an oath is final for confirmation.” This is not a practice we are used to. We do some things that are similar in nature like using notary publics or a witness signature. We think in terms of outside forces holding us to […]

Hebrews 6:15

“And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.” The author has given us God’s point of view on the promise. God is faithful and will do what He said He would do. To make sure Abraham understood God insured His promise with an oath. He swore by Himself. That was real security. Still, Abraham […]

Hebrews 6:14

“…saying, ‘Surely I will bless you and multiply you.’” This phrase contains the seed of the promise God made to Abraham. It has two parts one having to do with Abraham’s family and the other having to do with Abraham’s own life. Over and over, we will see one part of the promise come true […]

Hebrews 6:13

“For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself.” This is about the oath guarantee that God made to Abraham. We would consider the promise of God to be good without an oath. This promise is so important that God wanted to […]

Hebrews 6:12

“So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” More of the same really. Sluggish? Does he mean lazy or lackadaisical? Can the Christian lose his or her pep? Can the believers slow down and ease off? Sure, all those things can happen. We know […]

Hebrews 6:11

“And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end.” Evidently, the writer has detected some easing off on the part of some of the believers he is addressing. While some or most are pursuing a course of pleasing God and working hard […]

Hebrews 6:10

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints as you still do.” This verse helps us key in on several things. God is a just God. That, of course, is a two-way street. He is just, but He […]

Hebrews 6:9

“Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation.” Having gone through a lot of negative stuff, the author is reminded of the good things the Hebrews are doing. Like most of us, the Hebrews had some credible activities and traits that needed […]

Hebrews 6:8

“But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.” The analogy continues, and now we see the reverse side of the argument. Just as productive land receives a blessing, so the unproductive receives a curse. This is the natural order, and we […]

Hebrews 6:7

“For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated receives a blessing from God.” The writer changes his example somewhat. We now see the comparison of creation and mankind. The land that is faithful to its calling and produces […]