1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. The meaning is "Harden not your hearts as … 2 For a tabernacle was constructed, the outer one, * in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering; this is called the Holy Place. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. * 1 Now [even] the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. To harden the heart is to reach such a state that God's voice makes no impression. (Hebrews 2:11) It should bless and encourage us that Jesus calls us His holy brethren. Let us take a brief look at this psalm and its message to the people of Israel centuries ago. Hebrews 11. See the account in Ex 17:1-7. We first encounter this idea in Heb 1:3, which says that Jesus is the exact imprint of God’s “nature” ( … As in the provocation. A better Covenant. 3:8 Harden not your hearts. The major arguments for superiority are related to the receiving of tithes (verses 2-10), the giving of blessing (verses 1, 6, 7), the replacement of the Levitical priesthood (verses 3, 8, 16-17; 20-28). Hebrews 7:4 "Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even … (Hebrews 4:1–11) Fighting Unbelief Together. See also Nu 27:14, where Kadesh Meribah is named. These people heard God's promises and believed them in spite of waiting Hebrews 10. This faith lays hold of God’s promises and the reality of the unseen world, obediently applying those realities to present trials. Examples of Faith’s better choice. The Hebrew of the Psalm says "Like Meribah". Hebrews 11:1 may take the prize for “faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the assurance of things not seen,” as it rolls … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16" The Worship of the First Covenant. The Hebrew of the Psalm says Like Meribah. The exhortation of the third and fourth chapters of Hebrews is based upon the exhortation of Psalm 95. First Reading. Hebrews 3:3 – Just as the builder of a house is counted more worthy than the house he has built, so is God more worthy than Moses whom He had appointed over the house of Israel. Hebrews 9. Ask a student to read Hebrews 4:1 aloud while the rest of the class follows along looking for Paul’s concern. * Verses 7 and 15 focus on "Today," meaning "right now"—the subject must not be put off. Rather, his emphasis is more on the operation and outworking of justifying faith in the face of trials (John Owen, An Exposition of Hebrews [The National Foundation for Christian Education], VII:5, 7). 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. Its cultic mysteries keep it at arm’s length for many a preacher, but its rhetorical eloquence makes it eminently quotable. c. Partakers of the heavenly calling: Because Jesus is committed to bringing many sons to glory (Hebrews 2:10), we are partners in His heavenly calling. Hebrews 5, 6, 7. Browse Sermons on Hebrews 3:8. Chapter 3 ended with the warning that it was unbelief that kept the people of Israel from entering into the promised land and the rest God had promised there. Commentary on Luke 12:32-40. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. Commentary on Genesis 15:1-6. 7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,. The definition of pistis (πίστις) in Hebrews 11:1 is part of a wider theme in Hebrews: The things we see in the world correspond to better things in the heavenly realm (see Heb 11:3). Hebrews 11:1-3;8-16 This reading occurs in the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C. The Roman Catholic church includes slightly different verses, including either Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 or Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-12. I have sometimes referred to Hebrews as a good slogan book. Commentary on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16. "Faith" as an adjective is used of Abraham, Galatians 3:9, and also of Moses, Hebrews 3:2, with the meaning of "faithful." Heaven rest (4:10-11) "Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience" (Hebrews 4:11). Hebrews 8:1-13 NIV Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being. Hebrews 12:1-3 Looking unto Jesus in the Race of Life "Christ in you the hope of glory" is the essence of the Christian life. This verse is not, as some read it, in apposition with “the end of their conversation” (Hebrews 13:7), but forms the transition.“Jesus Christ, yesterday and to-day (is) the same, and (shall be the same) unto the ages (that is, unto all ages).” Look at Galatians 3:8… Hebrews 3:8 "Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:" The terms “provocation” and “temptation” are taken from the Septuagint (Greek), reading of (Psalm 95), which are etymological translations of the Hebrew words, Meribah and Massah, respectively. 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: The goal of this paper, generally speaking, is to establish the meaning of Hebrews 1:1-4. Then he counseled his readers "not to refuse him who speaks" Likewise, Moses remained faithful to administering God’s house – meaning the people of Israel over which God had appointed him. Salvation rest (4:1, 3, 8-9) 4. This should bless and encourage us to press on, even through times of difficulty and trial. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. Hebrews 11:1-3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Meaning of Faith. The true tabernacle: the heavenly tabernacle that the Lord…set up is contrasted with the earthly tabernacle that Moses set up in the desert. Every once in a while, I am tempted to add a verse or two at the beginning or end of the lectionary reading to fill out its literary context. Both may be referred to. Hebrews 3 - Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Note the account of Abraham in Genesis 12:1-4 and, in particular, that 12:3 is purest Gospel, the first mention of objective justification in the Old Testament. You might also have a student read aloud the student manual commentary for Hebrews 3:8–17; 4:1–11 to show that aspects of the Lord’s “rest” are available to us in mortality. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Hebrews 3:8. Hebrews 3:7 - 3:8. Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-28) The Meaning of Faith. In fact, one might go so far as to say that the exhortation of the third and fourth chapters of Hebrews is a reiteration of the exhortation of Psalm 95. Christ better than Aaron. August 11, 2013. As in the provocation. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Heb 3:8 Harden not your hearts. The meaning is Harden not your hearts as our fathers did at Meribah. In this way, "Today," injects a sense of urgency as well as the thought of "as long as the opportunity exists," implying that now is our time of salvation. To harden the heart is to reach such a state that God's voice makes no impression. Hebrews 3:8 Do not begin to harden [with scar tissue] the mentality of your soul [reverse process reversionism], as in the bitter rebellion [Meribah revolution], during the day of … Hebrews 4. ... meaning "mass," "weight" or "burden" "impediment," and in the athletic world meant the bulk of unnecessary bodyweight that needed to be removed by the right exercise in training before the race. Commentary on Hebrews 1:1-3 (Read Hebrews 1:1-3 ) God spake to his ancient people at sundry times, through successive generations, and in divers manners, as he thought proper; sometimes by personal directions, sometimes by dreams, sometimes by visions, sometimes by … * The sanctuary: the Greek term could also mean “holy things” but bears the meaning “sanctuary” elsewhere in Hebrews (Heb 9:8, 12, 24, 25; 10:19; 13:11). Hebrews 3:6 : Hebrews 3:8 >> Hebrews 3:7. CHAPTER 9. Now viewing scripture range from the book of Hebrews chapter 3:7 through chapter 3:8... Hebrews Chapter 3. A better Sacrifice. Hebrews 8. 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. What does this verse really mean? 3. Gospel. Christ better than Joshua. do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 12, the author contrasted Moses' experience at Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with what we can expect to experience at Mount Zion—the city of the living God—the heavenly Jerusalem (12:22-24). Hebrews 3:8 Translation & Meaning. It must be immediately pointed out that authorial intent is assumed by the term “meaning.” Therefore, the following study is primarily concerned with A better Tabernacle. 2 Indeed, by faith * our ancestors received approval. Hebrews 12. 2 Indeed, by faith [] our ancestors received approval. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. The writer of Hebrews is encouraging his readers to make sure they are right with God. The meaning of the ninth verse (Psalm 95:9 quoted here in Hebrews 3:9) is, that when the children of Israel tempted God, they proved him, i.e., found out by bitter experience how great his displeasure was, and saw his works or his dealings with them forty years. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Hebrews 11 is the great faith chapter of the Bible, first defining faith (v. 1) and then using well-known Hebrew people to show faith in action. People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 3:8. The heart is to reach such a state that God 's promises believed... 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