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Hebrews 4

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Verse 1

Hebrews 4:1

88-Ho Ch. 4:1-11 The Gospel Rest

1. The Rest of God - v.1, 3, 5 "His Rest"

2. The Rest of God Promised to Man - v.1 Result of God’s love.

3. The Rest of God Realized in Christ

4. The Rest of God Consummated in Heaven - v.9

- - - - -

promise -- A promised: a) what; b) conditional

The True "Rest of God" only typified by the "rest" of Canaan.

Originally warning (Promised) to Joshua - Numbers 14:29 ff.

Verse 2

Hebrews 4:2

Gospel -- good news about a "rest."

Word -- The Word must be mixed with faith.

The Gospel is profitless to the unbelieving heart.

Romans 10:17

Verse 3

Hebrews 4:3

My Rest -- two rests -- Psalms 95:11

Verse 4

Hebrews 4:4

Seventh --

Vs. 4-5 A Rest then awaits those who finish their works.

Verse 5

Hebrews 4:5

Quoted also in: Hebrews 4:3, Hebrews 3:11

Quoted from Psalms 95:11

Verse 6

Hebrews 4:6

Some -- Some did enter, Joshua & Caleb & children.

vs. 6-7 The continual openness of the rest.

Verse 7

Hebrews 4:7

Saying to David -- Psalms 95:1 ff.

Verse 8

Hebrews 4:8

Jesus -- here Joshua.

If the "rest" had been fulfilled in Joshua’s day, then David would not have spoken of it. Canaan was a picture of the heavenly rest.

Verse 9

Hebrews 4:9

Verse 10

Hebrews 4:10

God rested on the seventh day (sabbath) Genesis 2:2

Verse 11

Hebrews 4:11

Verse 12

Hebrews 4:12

Word of God -- Isaiah 55:11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Word helps man to see himself as he is, James 1:23-25

Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17 Acts 7:51 The Word of God is used by the Holy Spirit to strengthen the inner man.

Piercing -- penetrating

Verse 13

Hebrews 4:13

v.13 Omniscience of God

Verse 14

Hebrews 4:14

Great -- 1) Christ’s title is Greater

1. Person (God-man_

2. Position (heaven)

3. H.P. & Son & King

(see v.15 cont)

Verse 15

Hebrews 4:15

High priest -- 2) Superior in His sympathy (Hebrews 5:2, Hebrews 5:7-8)

Our infirmities -- His resemblance and superiority to others High Priests.

Verse 16

Hebrews 4:16

1. There is a throne of grace and mercy

2. We are encouraged to approach that throne

v.16 Throne of a King and Priest, like Melchizedek Hebrews 7:1-2.

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Hebrews 4". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/hebrews-4.html. 2021.
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