The Lies of the Temptress. The deceitfulness of sin. — Hebrews 3:13 . There is a possible reference here, in this personification of sin, as leading men away by lies, to the story of the First Temptation. There, the weapons of the Tempter were falsehoods. The writer of this letter does not leave us in much doubt as to what he meansby sin, for.
That not a literal eating of the sacrifice of Christ is meant in the Lord's supper, but a spiritual, appears from comparing Hebrews 13:9 with Hebrews 13:10, "with GRACE, NOT with MEATS." As the sacerdotal priest's duty was to 'wait at the altar,' so the Christian minister's is to "preach the Gospel" ( 1 Corinthians 9:13-14 ).
The Attachments and Detachments of Faith. 'These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seem them and greeted them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers end pilgrims on the earth.'. — Hebrews 11:13 (R.V.). The great roll-call of heroes of faith in this grand chapter goes upon the supposition that ...
Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-6. (Read Hebrews 13:1-6) The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment.
What reason Christians have to be contented with their lot. (1.) God hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee,Hebrews 13:5; Hebrews 13:6. This was said to Joshua ( Joshua 1:5; Joshua 1:5 ), but belongs to all the faithful servants of God. Old-Testament promises may be applied to New-Testament saints.