Overview, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this work deals with two of the most important books of the New Testament. Hebrews Overview, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this work deals with two of the most important books of the New Testament. Hebrews 12 Commentary, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this work deals with two of the most important books of the New Testament.

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The Hebrews were Jews in Palestine who had got converted upon the preaching of the apostles. Many are acquainted with that path or “way,” but they walk not therein: From verse 8 to the end of the chapter, the Holy Spirit gives us fuller details concerning the life of faith, viewing it from different angles, contemplating varied aspects, a.e.pink exhibiting the different trials to which it is subject and the blessed triumphs which Divine grace enables it to achieve.

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I am afraid that in this work-hating and pleasure-loving age, we do not keep this aspect of the hebrewa sufficiently before us: The apostle Paul calls such Christians “a remnant according to the election of grace” in Romans Thus in verse 7 we are not only shown what faith obtains, but how it obtains, it.

To look back will cause us to halt or stumble; to look down at the roughness and difficulties of the way will discourage and produce slackening, but to keep the prize in view will nerve to steady endeavor. Those words signify far more than that He experienced the shame and pain of crucifixion: The Christian has also been begotten “to an inheritance” 1 Peter 1: Here the Lord spoke to Adam and Eve by action: Did not their sufferings go to show that God no longer regarded them with favor?


He is the most complete model of faith and obedience that can be brought before us. It shows that hebeews have duties to perform on earth, and intimates how they are to be discharged—by faith, in the fear of God, implicitly obeying His commands.

Third, by conveying an experience of their power, as unto all the ends of which they are purposed: The godliest do not always live the longest: In the case now before us, we do not have far to seek, for in the immediate context it is found in a connection where it cannot be misunderstood. Ah, who is sufficient for such a task?

To seek Him “diligently” is to seek Him early Proverbs 8: But how does faith bring to the heart a present subsistence of future things?

Surely that is quite sufficient for every spiritual mind-no labored argument is needed.

In chastisement God is to be viewed not only as a Father but also as a Teacher: What a contrast from Abel! Was Abraham’s response to God’s call a perfect one? But who were these Hebrews, and where did they live?

There must first be a bowing unto the righteous verdict of the Divine Judge that I am a sinner, a transgressor, of His holy law, and therefore justly under its “curse” or death-sentence.

Ah, dear reader, is it difficult to anticipate the answer? Suffer us then to inquire, Do you know anything about what has been said in the above paragraph?

Yet that is not sufficient: His life was no longer to be regulated by self-will, self-love, self-pleasing; self was to be entirely set aside, “crucified. This illustrates the fact that not only do we become Christians by an act of faith the yielding up of the whole man unto Godbut that as Christians we are called upon to live by faith Galatians 2: First, the tried and troubled saint is bidden to consider Him who was called upon to pass through a far rougher and deeper sea of suffering than any which His followers encounter, and this contemplation of Him is urged “lest we be wearied and faint in our minds” verse 3.


The faith of true believers, from the beginning of the world, was fixed on things future, hoped for, invisible 5. The third, which begins at verse 8 and runs to the end of the chapter, fills in that outline, and, as well, describes the achievements of faith.

Overview – A.W. Pink’s Commentary on John and Hebrews

Third, “despising the shame. To rightly understand this a.w.pini one needs a thorough knowledge of the Jewish divine service in the Old Testament. The Life of Abraham.

To follow the appointed track means that our energies be directed by the precepts of Holy Writ. Let writer and reader learn to esteem what God does: In the verse which is now before us three things claim attention. Now had Abraham refused to make the radical break which he did from his old life, crucify the affections of the flesh, and leave Chaldea, he had never reached the promised land. He is your Redeemer and Proprietor: An idolatrous people were already occupying the land.

God has decreed that many, in different ages should be martyred for His own praise, the glory of Christ and the honor of the Gospel. It is the Father”s wise and loving correction which is in view.