What the writer is concerned to show is (1) the solemnity of God's promises; (2) His unchangeable character and, therefore, (3) the absolute certainty of His Word. This is really an explanation of the basis of the Christian's full assurance of hope. Having given these stern warnings, now he is going to explain on what basis a Christian may rightly have full assurance of the hope of the Lord Jesus Christ. (quote by Donald Guthrie)I hope you will pray for this in your life this week and find it as we unearth God's Word this coming Lord's day.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This coming Lord's Day, we hope to look at Hebrews 6:13-20. This passage picks up where 5:10 left off, prepping us for the amazing truth we will consider in chapter 7. You might remember, though, that a firm issue was dealt with in 5:11-6:12 -- spiritual immaturity. In response to this, in 6:9-12, the writer gives them encouragement about what he sees in their lives. In Hebrews 6:13-20, then, we see: