Hebrews 13:10, 11

“We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp.” The altar symbolizes the place where the atoning sacrifice for sin was […]

Hebrews 13:9

“Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.” The problem of false prophets and teachers is not a new one. Those who alter the word of God to suit their […]

Hebrews 13:8

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” In a world of constantly changing values, it’s nice to know that somethings don’t change. In a turbulent society and culture, when the ground seems to sway beneath our feet, we long for an anchor to hold on to. In the storms of life, when […]

Hebrews 13:7

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” In this verse, we are reminded that there are two ways to teach and two ways to learn. God be thanked for the many teachers of the word He has put […]

Hebrews 13:6

“So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” What a wonderful thing to know, that there is something we can have complete confidence in. It is so hard to find complete trust in this world today. The entire premise of faith is trust. […]

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 […]