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Why do earthly parents chastise their children?
The order then of what he says is this: And naught but a Divinely bestowed and Divinely maintained faith is sufficient for these things: A few days in bed, and we fret and fume like a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Thus, the terms of the call which Abraham received from God are addressed to our hearts. The first division we went over in our last article. Bebrews was it his own efforts which preserved him from death in the great deluge?
It comes from two Latin words, sub stans meaning “standing under. Hitherto God had maintained a general relation to the whole human race, but at the Tower of Babel that relation was broken.
Then look away to the cup which Christ drank! Noah made use of the means which God had prescribed, and by His grace and power those means were made effectual .aw.pink his preservation. Let the heart be centered in and the mind stayed upon HIM.
Hebrews Overview – A.W. Pink’s Commentary on John and Hebrews
The Object of Faith. First there must be self-denial in coming out of the hrbrews, and divorcing ourselves from our hebrewx sins and dearest interests; and then there must be patience shown in waiting for God’s mercy to eternal life, waiting His leisure as well as performing His will.
My best performances are only filthy rags in the sight of Him who knows that they were wrought out of self-love and to promote self’s interests, rather than for His glory. The various persecutions, hardships, afflictions, difficulties of the way, in consequence of hebrsws attachment to Christ, hebrsws so many occasions and means which sin seeks to employ in order to hinder and oppose us. X.w.pink all-important matter in connection with Divine chastenings, so far as the Christian is concerned, is the spirit in which he receives them.
Only as the heart is encouragingly occupied with Christ’s endurance of the “contradiction of sinners against Himself,” will our resolution be strong to endure unto the end: But the apostle had to say to the suffering Hebrews”Ye have forgotten the exhortation. Material blessings become curses if our souls are not hebrws gainers thereby, while material losses prove benedictions if our spiritual graces are enriched therefrom.
If Song of Solomonthrice blessed am I: Because, as we have seen, Abel brought his offerings to God “by faith,” and Romans Faith gives a reality and substantiality unto those things which the Word of God warrants us to hope for verse 1. To unbelief, the objects which God sets before us in His Word seem unreal and unlikely, nebulous and vague.
To exhibit the world’s enmity God suffered Abel to be martyred, to comfort His people God preserved Enoch 4.
God is too holy to encourage self-pleasing and put a premium upon self-indulgence. These were in particular people who had professed to be Christians but had no true faith in the Saviour Jesus Christ.
To “walk with God” imports a life surrendered to God, a life controlled by God, a life lived for God. The opening “And” of verse 5 shows the apostle is continuing to present motives to stir unto a perseverance in the faith, notwithstanding sufferings for the same. From this point onwards God’s dealings with men were virtually confined to Abraham and his posterity.
First a sinner saved through the blood of the Lamb Abelthen a saved sinner removed from earth to Heaven, and nothing between.
The language of our present verse refers us back to Genesis 4 ; there we read, “And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof” verse 4. Christ Superior to Moses.
God always chastises twice if we are not humbled by the first. Ere passing on, let us pause for a word of application. The Word of God is the objective foundation on which my hopes rest, but faith provides a hebrewws foundation, for it convinces me of the certainty of them.
The verse which is now to engage our attention continues and completes the important exhortation found in the one which was before us in the last article. Many make a great mistake hebtews entertaining the thought that their spiritual life is being much hindered by the very things which should, by Divine grace, be a real help to them.
This lies at the very foundation of all actions which are acceptable unto God: Set Him before thy heart as the grand example and encouragement—example in patience, encouragement in the blessed issue: Legally, the Christian no longer belongs to “the world” nor is he “in the flesh. Abel, on the other hand, hated by Cain, foreshadowed that “little flock,” the members of which are brought to feel their sinner-hood, bow to God’s will, comply with His commandments, fly to Christ for refuge, and are accepted by God.
Rightly did the Puritan Manton say:.
But the difficulty is greatly relieved if we bear in mind that Noah was already a saved man before God bade him ehbrews the Ark!