Bible Study Notes on Hebrews 12 – 20190804

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Hebrews 12:2  “…has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”
In contrast to the priests who had to stand year after year to offer sacrifices for the people, Jesus offered Himself once for all and then sat down.  His mission and work were completed for all time.

3-4  “…consider Him…lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.  You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”
Consider what Jesus went through for us, because of our sin.  Our temptations with sin are nothing compared to what He had to do to redeem us from them.

7  “…what son is there whom a father does not chasten”
Chastening in the form of hardship is proof of God’s care.  He doesn’t chasten those who aren’t His.  And He’s trying to make you better by getting rid of all sin.

9  “…Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?”
One of the good things about dealing with God is that we know He is perfect.  He cannot make a mistake.  So everything we get from Him is guaranteed to be the absolute best for us.  We can trust everything He does.

18  “…you have not come to the mountain that may be touched…”
Always threw me as the Israelites were told not to touch the mountain or even approach it.  Commentaries say he’s referring to the mountain being tangible.  They came before a real mountain and observed the awesome power of God while believers are before the heavenly mountain of God, so to speak.  What believers have is much better than what was given before in the Old Testament.

24  “…Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant…”
Mentioned in passing, but shows the truth.  Jesus is our one and only mediator between us and God.  We neither have nor need another.

I hope you enjoy reading and studying His word.  May it accomplish what He desires.  Please feel free to comment or post questions.  Thanks for reading!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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