Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk The Ruin of Christendom and the Resources of the Faithful 2 Timothy 3 2 Timothy 3. In this chapter Paul warns Timothy of the state of Christianity in the last days. He proceeds through a description of the character of the evil men that would abound in the last days, including their […]
Hebrews 3 – 4
Moses and the House of God (3:1-6)
The Wilderness: Warning Against Unbelief (3:7-19)
The Rest of God & Need of Faith (4:1-11)
Three Provisions to Help Us Reach the Rest (4:12-16)
- An Active Agent. “Living”, never becomes dead or outdated, carries means of giving spiritual life, adapts to different needs and situations (John 6:63). “Operative”, works (by Holy Spirit), accomplishes God’s purpose (Isa. 55:11).
- A Discerning Agent. Compared to a sword (Eph. 6:17), pierces, also cuts or makes divisions. Word of God is “sharper”. Two edges: works on the external level (actions), and on the internal level (motives). Division of soul and spirit takes supernatural discernment. Soul: seat of consciousness, identity, responsibility, and desire (Rom. 7:15). Spirit: above the soul, capacity to reflect on his soul, gives God-consciousness. Animals have no spirit (Psa. 49:20; Isa. 31:3). True worship (John 4:24). Humanly impossible to discern, by scripture can. Illustrates with a physical image: “of joints and marrow”, intricate parts of the skeletal system, difficult to locate from periphery, hard to distinguish where one ends, other begins. Only the Word of God can penetrate and separate. Motives and intentions are often disguised (Jer. 17:9; 1 Cor. 4:5). The Word through Holy Spirit identifies the activity of the flesh with conviction.
- A Revealing Agent. Brings us into the presence of God, our soul is laid bare (1 John 3:20; Jer. 17:9; 1 Sam. 2:3). We are fully known of God. Nothing of the flesh is allowed to pass unnoticed, new nature rejoices, any sin we tolerate spoils communion (Psa. 139:23-24). Puts us into responsibility, “with whom we have to do”.
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Psalm 19 The Revelation of God in Creation and His Law Psalm 19. This is a Psalm of David in which he reflects on two revelations of God: (1) the general revelation of God in creation, and (2) the special revelation of God through His Word, specifically to Israel. Prophetically, this Psalm describes […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Psalm 138 The Faithfulness of Jehovah Learned Experimentally by Israel Psalm 138. This is a Psalm of David, and it describes the confidence of the saints in Jehovah’s word. Prophetically, this describes the return of the ten tribes of Israel to their land, in the midst of deadly foes. However, Israel’s confidence […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Conduct Suited to Christian Position and Relationships 1 Peter 1:13 – 2:17 1 Peter 1:13 – 2:17. Having established and encouraged the saints in their heavenly calling, the apostle Peter next exhorts the saints to the proper conduct that is suitable to them in their new relationships and position. The exhortations continue from […]