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21 February, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 14 — Hebrews 10:19-39

Study 14 From The Book of Hebrews Is: Hebrews 10:19-39

Having finished his doctrinal exposition, the writer proceeds to give practical counsel for the life we are to live under the new covenant.
1.      Verses 19-25.  How are we here exhorted to give expression to our faith, hope and love?  Seek in your own life to discern ways in which these exhortations demand your obedience.
2.     Verses 26-39.  For those who have God-given light concerning the way of salvation, what is the only alternative to going on with God? Why are its consequences so serious? On what grounds does the writer here expect, and appeal for, the best from his readers?
1.      Verse 22. As the high priest and his sons at their consecration for service in the earthly sanctuary were washed with water and sprinkled with the blood of sacrifice (Ex. 29: 4, 21), so we in  ‘heart’ and ‘body’ (that is, inwardly and outwardly, in our whole being) have been  ‘sanctified’ by Christ’s sacrifice.
2.     Verses 26, 29.  The writer has in mind deliberate and persistent apostasy—self-chosen denial and defiance of both the Son of God and the Spirit of grace. The closing words of verse 26 mean that no second atoning sacrifice is provided for those who reject the sacrifice of Christ and His sanctifying blood.