Hebrews Chapter 10
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
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The insufficiency of sacrifices for taking away sin, The necessity and power of the sacrifice of Christ for that purpose. (1-18) An argument for holy boldness in the believer's access to God through Jesus Christ, And for steadfastness in faith, and mutual love and duty. (19-25) The danger of apostacy. (26-31) The sufferings of believers, and encouragement to maintain their holy profession. (32-39)1-10 The apostle having shown that the tabernacle, and ordinances of the covenant of Sinai, were only emblems and types of the gospel, concludes that the sacrifices the high priests offered continually, could not make the worshippers perfect, with respect to pardon, and the purifying of their consciences. But when "God manifested in the flesh," became the sacrifice, and his death upon the accursed tree the ransom, then the Sufferer being of infinite worth, his free-will sufferings were of infinite value. The atoning sacrifice must be one capable of consenting, and must of his own will place himself in the sinner's stead: Christ did so. The fountain of all that Christ has done for his people, is the sovereign will and grace of God. The righteousness brought in, and the sacrifice once offered by Christ, are of eternal power, and his salvation shall never be done away. They are of power to make all the comers thereunto perfect; they derive from the atoning blood, strength and motives for obedience, and inward comfort.
11-18 Under the new covenant, or gospel dispensation, full and final pardon is to be had. This makes a vast difference between the new covenant and the old one. Under the old, sacrifices must be often repeated, and after all, only pardon as to this world was to be obtained by them. Under the new, one Sacrifice is enough to procure for all nations and ages, spiritual pardon, or being freed from punishment in the world to come. Well might this be called a new covenant. Let none suppose that human inventions can avail those who put them in the place of the sacrifice of the Son of God. What then remains, but that we seek an interest in this Sacrifice by faith; and the seal of it to our souls, by the sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience? So that by the law being written in our hearts, we may know that we are justified, and that God will no more remember our sins.
19-25 The apostle having closed the first part of the epistle, the doctrine is applied to practical purposes. As believers had an open way to the presence of God, it became them to use this privilege. The way and means by which Christians enjoy such privileges, is by the blood of Jesus, by the merit of that blood which he offered up as an atoning sacrifice. The agreement of infinite holiness with pardoning mercy, was not clearly understood till the human nature of Christ, the Son of God, was wounded and bruised for our sins. Our way to heaven is by a crucified Saviour; his death is to us the way of life, and to those who believe this, he will be precious. They must draw near to God; it would be contempt of Christ, still to keep at a distance. Their bodies were to be washed with pure water, alluding to the cleansings directed under the law: thus the use of water in baptism, was to remind Christians that their conduct should be pure and holy. While they derived comfort and grace from their reconciled Father to their own souls, they would adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Believers are to consider how they can be of service to each other, especially stirring up each other to the more vigorous and abundant exercise of love, and the practice of good works. The communion of saints is a great help and privilege, and a means of stedfastness and perseverance. We should observe the coming of times of trial, and be thereby quickened to greater diligence. There is a trying day coming on all men, the day of our death.
26-31 The exhortations against apostacy and to perseverance, are urged by many strong reasons. The sin here mentioned is a total and final falling away, when men, with a full and fixed will and resolution, despise and reject Christ, the only Saviour; despise and resist the Spirit, the only Sanctifier; and despise and renounce the gospel, the only way of salvation, and the words of eternal life. Of this destruction God gives some notorious sinners, while on earth, a fearful foreboding in their consciences, with despair of being able to endure or to escape it. But what punishment can be sorer than to die without mercy? We answer, to die by mercy, by the mercy and grace which they have despised. How dreadful is the case, when not only the justice of God, but his abused grace and mercy call for vengeance! All this does not in the least mean that any souls who sorrow for sin will be shut out from mercy, or that any will be refused the benefit of Christ's sacrifice, who are willing to accept these blessings. Him that cometh unto Christ, he will in no wise cast out.
32-39 Many and various afflictions united against the early Christians, and they had a great conflict. The Christian spirit is not a selfish spirit; it puts us upon pitying others, visiting them, helping them, and pleading for them. All things here are but shadows. The happiness of the saints in heaven will last for ever; enemies can never take it away as earthly goods. This will make rich amends for all we may lose and suffer here. The greatest part of the saints' happiness, as yet, is in promise. It is a trial of the patience of Christians, to be content to live after their work is done, and to stay for their reward till God's time to give it is come. He will soon come to them at death, to end all their sufferings, and to give them a crown of life. The Christian's present conflict may be sharp, but will be soon over. God never is pleased with the formal profession and outward duties and services of such as do not persevere; but he beholds them with great displeasure. And those who have been kept faithful in great trails for the time past, have reason to hope for the same grace to help them still to live by faith, till they receive the end of their faith and patience, even the salvation of their souls. Living by faith, and dying in faith, our souls are safe for ever.
Rolando's Hebrews Chapter 10 comment about verse 13 on 7/23/2014, 1:14pm...
jesus will put a stop to all reberls who are agint him.they want to still do thier own thing.well the bparty is over.get busy livin,or get busy diein.
S hill's Hebrews Chapter 10 comment about verse 17 on 7/21/2014, 2:01am...
To be forgiven one must forgive. I look at the Christ consciousness God consciousness is about forgiving and the necessity of it so that we can be a clear channel vessel for the spirit. God which is the example we model ourselves after.. is demonstrating that concept.. by forgiving us our debts and wrongdoings he can receive forgivenenss..
Harry bascombe's Hebrews Chapter 10 comment about verse 7 on 7/16/2014, 12:33pm...
we need to study the bible 2TIMOTHY 2 15 and understand the will of the father and his son JESUS and the holy ghost john 14 26 i come in the "volume "of the book for it is written of me Joshua 1 8
Moses Njenga's Hebrews Chapter 10 comment about verse 25 on 7/12/2014, 11:12pm...
It 's only when brethren gather together in unity that GOD releases HIS anointing to strengthen HIS body. A body can only funtion when it 's together.May we yield to HIS exultetion to enable HIM to bless us.
Vincent aghagboren's Hebrews Chapter 10 comment on 7/12/2014, 7:50pm...
JESUS love us that does not make us to sin all time instead grow spiritual and join the weak to lift them in spirit
MockingBird's Hebrews Chapter 10 comment about verse 25 on 7/12/2014, 9:51am...
When God called me out of the world system into His Glorious Lordship and fellowship , I entered into a new world. When I first got into church I had a Great incounter with God. I was about to go through a great trial of which I knew nothing about at the time that Jesus touched me in a Mighty way I suffered a lot of persecution much ridicule and mocking. Not only at church but at work. I stay in church because that is my home that God called me to be in . You must not allow others to differ you away from assembling with fellow believers they may not agree with what God has taught you but you can be in agree without being disagreeable. You are not to pretend that it is not there. You are to have your eyes fixed on Jesus Christ and love others as He loves others. You may not be able to fellowship with them but you can be friendly to them and go on with God . There are others there that God will place you with that you and them can build each other up . Be at church to be with Jesus. That is the main goal. Yes it is hard but it is rewarding. Believe me I made it through. I am Blessed and Blessed !!!!
Stanley's Hebrews Chapter 10 comment about verse 25 on 7/12/2014, 2:05am...
God is love and He wants us to have love.He so much desires that we be one as believers and he says that where two or three gather in my name I will be there in their midst.We need each other so that where one falls another one can help lifting him or her up.As iron sharpens iron so is the believer to a believer.we should not forget the fact that a prayer made in agreement is so effective.so brethlen let 's keep the habit of keeping togather with those especially that help us to grow spiritually
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