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1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

 


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Matthew Henry's Hebrews Chapter 3 Bible commentary...



The superior worth and dignity of Christ above Moses is shown. (1-6) The Hebrews are warned of the sin and danger of unbelief. (7-13) And of necessity of faith in Christ, and of stedfastly following him. (14-19)1-6 Christ is to be considered as the Apostle of our profession, the Messenger sent by God to men, the great Revealer of that faith which we profess to hold, and of that hope which we profess to have. As Christ, the Messiah, anointed for the office both of Apostle and High Priest. As Jesus, our Saviour, our Healer, the great Physician of souls. Consider him thus. Consider what he is in himself, what he is to us, and what he will be to us hereafter and for ever. Close and serious thoughts of Christ bring us to know more of him. The Jews had a high opinion of the faithfulness of Moses, yet his faithfulness was but a type of Christ's. Christ was the Master of this house, of his church, his people, as well as their Maker. Moses was a faithful servant; Christ, as the eternal Son of God, is rightful Owner and Sovereign Ruler of the Church. There must not only be setting out well in the ways of Christ, but stedfastness and perseverance therein to the end. Every meditation on his person and his salvation, will suggest more wisdom, new motives to love, confidence, and obedience.

7-13 Days of temptation are often days of provocation. But to provoke God, when he is letting us see that we entirely depend and live upon him, is a provocation indeed. The hardening of the heart is the spring of all other sins. The sins of others, especially of our relations, should be warnings to us. All sin, especially sin committed by God's professing, privileged people, not only provokes God, but it grieves him. God is loth to destroy any in, or for their sin; he waits long to be gracious to them. But sin, long persisted in, will make God's wrath discover itself in destroying the impenitent; there is no resting under the wrath of God. "Take heed:" all who would get safe to heaven must look about them; if once we allow ourselves to distrust God, we may soon desert him. Let those that think they stand, take heed lest they fall. Since to-morrow is not ours, we must make the best improvement of this day. And there are none, even the strongest of the flock, who do not need help of other Christians. Neither are there any so low and despised, but the care of their standing in the faith, and of their safety, belongs to all. Sin has so many ways and colours, that we need more eyes than ours own. Sin appears fair, but is vile; it appears pleasant, but is destructive; it promises much, but performs nothing. The deceitfulness of sin hardens the soul; one sin allowed makes way for another; and every act of sin confirms the habit. Let every one beware of sin.

14-19 The saints' privilege is, they are made partakers of Christ, that is, of the Spirit, the nature, graces, righteousness, and life of Christ; they are interested in all Christ is, in all he has done, or will do. The same spirit with which Christians set out in the ways of God, they should maintain unto the end. Perseverance in faith is the best evidence of the sincerity of our faith. Hearing the word often is a means of salvation, yet, if not hearkened to, it will expose more to the Divine wrath. The happiness of being partakers of Christ and his complete salvation, and the fear of God's wrath and eternal misery, should stir us up to persevere in the life of obedient faith. Let us beware of trusting to outward privileges or professions, and pray to be numbered with the true believers who enter heaven, when all others fail because of unbelief. As our obedience follows according to the power of our faith, so our sins and want of care are according to the prevailing of unbelief in us.

 


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Tom Thompson's Hebrews Chapter 3 comment on 9/16/2014, 6:52am...

Why is To Day wrote this way in verses 13 and 15

 


Mcw's Hebrews Chapter 3 comment on 8/13/2014, 4:14pm...

Hold steadfast, those that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. Meditate on Gods holy word day nite, weeping may endure for a nite, but joy comes in the morning. Faith is the key, when you are lined up with the rightousness of God. Let the world go, put all your trust in God, grab his hand, do not let go, repent and walk under his wings.

 


Shay's Hebrews Chapter 3 comment about verse 4 on 7/19/2014, 7:50am...

Since any house, however simple, must have a builder, then the far more complex universe, along with the vast varieties of life on earth, must also have had a builder. And since we acknowledge the existence of humans who invented devices such as airplanes, televisions, and computers, should we not also acknowledge the existence of the One who gave humans the brain to make such things? Yes, all glory and honor should go to Jehovah God.

 


Arinade Everett's Hebrews Chapter 3 comment on 7/10/2014, 9:45am...

We are definitely in the last days, and christians are ignoring the signs. We are too preoccupied with the things of the world, we all need to take a step back and re evaluate our relationship with our Father who has called

 


Toni's Hebrews Chapter 3 comment about verse 14 on 5/20/2014, 9:46am...

This is a race. The race is not given to the swift, but to the one who endures with patience and longsuffering to the end. Those who will hold out and overcome the world, through their faith in Christ Jesus. If we continue in the faith and hold onto Jesus, no matter the trials or tribulations and no matter what devices the devil tries to throw our way, we will be able to partake in the glory of God. He has promised to give a crown of life to them that love not the world, but His Son. We will share in the inheritance of the Kingdom of God with Christ. If we suffer with Him, we will reign with Him.

 


KJB's Hebrews Chapter 3 comment on 5/20/2014, 7:39am...

Dont forget that this book is written to Hebrews. Many of these verses can apply to the Christian today but this book will apply mainly to the HEBREWS in the tribulation. We are not Hebrews. They will have to endure to the end in the Tribulation see verse 6 THE END, see Ch 2 verse 5 THE WORLD TO COME, look at Ch 1 verse 2 IN THESE LAST DAYS. Look at Mt24.14 21 speaking of the Tribulation. The Hebrews or Jews in the tribulation will need to ENDURE but we christians have this Pauline doctrine to remember in 1COR 1 verse 8. Who shall alson confirm you UNTO THE END, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus CHrist. He is keeping me, I 'm not keeping Him see 1 Pt 1 verse 5.

 


Blessed's Hebrews Chapter 3 comment on 5/20/2014, 6:41am...

the high calling requires standards. JESUS SAYS COME UNTO ME ALL YE THAT LABOUR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST. TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU AND LEARN OF ME. TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU AND LEARN OF ME. TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU AND LEARN OF ME. TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU AND LEARN OF ME . JESUS IS THE HIGH CALLING HE PRAYED TO THE FATHER THAT HE WOULD SEND THE HOLY GHOST. the comforter JESUS SAYS MY YOKE IS EASY AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT. JESUS PRAYED THAT THE FATHER WOULD SEND THE HOLY GHOST, THE COMFORTER. RECEIVE JESUS RECEIVE THE COMFORTER BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST.

 


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