NOSAS, Scripture section b-7

(continuing)  #11

B7-  Heb.3:5-19[KJV+], 5…Moses verily was faithful… 6but Christ as a son over his own house; whose house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end7Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost says, ‘Today if you will hear his voice, 8harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9when your fathers tempted me, and proved me, and saw my works forty years.  10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways11So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest)’.  12Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.  13But exhort one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin14For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end; 15while it is said, ‘Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.  16For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses17But with whom was he grieved forty years?  was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness18And to who swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not19So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”

B7-  Heb.3:5-19[EV], 5…Moses truly was faithful, as a servant…; 6but Christ is even more faithful, as a Son in authority over his own house; whose house we are, if we hold fast the bold assurance and rejoicing of confident expectation firm until we achieve the promises1 for which Jesus paid the right-of-way7To enlighten our path to the destination God promised (the Holy Spirit reemphasizes: ‘Today, if you are determined to hear God’s counsel, 8you will be able to do so only if you do not harden your hearts, as your ancestors did in the years of God’s exasperation with them, in the period of proving1 the children of Israel in the wilderness.S  9That was when your ancestors, who died in the wilderness, scrutinized and evaluated me, and witnessed my behavior1 for forty years.  10Therefore, because of their hardness of heart in not perceiving my true character, or correctly interpreting my actions, I was angry1 with that generation, and said, ‘They have corrupt hearts2, therefore they have not consciously understood my ways; 11so I swear in my abhorrence of their disbelief and contrary behavior, they shall not enter into my rest).S    12Be alert brothers, otherwise there can be formed in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing1 from the Living God.  13Instead, beckon and encourage one another in The Way of Christ every today, otherwise any of you can become spirit-hardened through the deceitfulness of sin1.  14This co-encouragement is to everyone’s advantage, because we become beneficiaries of1 Christ, if we cleave to the supremacy of Christ’s gospel in our life steadfast unto the end2.  15That is why the Scripture says to us, ‘Today, if you determine to give audience to God’s counsel, you will be able to do so only if you do not harden your heart, as your ancestors did in the years of God’s exasperation with them in the wilderness’.S  16Because some of them, when they heard God’s instruction, rebelled and disregarded that instruction: however, not all of them that followed Moses out of Egypt did so1.  17With whom was God grieved for forty years?  Was it not with them who did not take1 God’s standard of behavior seriously2, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness18To whom did God swear that they would not enter into his rest1?  Was it not they who did not believe, although they had once believed and began the journey?  19It is clear then, that they could not enter into their Promised Land because of the unfaithfulness1 they developed after they were set free2 from Egypt3.”

 Hebrews: 3:6(1)  goals; 3:8(1)  smelting – bringing to proof grade; 3:8(sEx.15:22; Deut.34:12; 3:9(1)  character and actions; 3:10(1) insulted, intensely disappointed; 3:10(2) hardened, ignorant, confused, insensitive, blinded by carnality; 3:11(s) Ps.95:7-11; 3:12(1) severing ties, whether through intent or neglect; 3:13(1) by thought, practice, and/or following the example of those who live contrary to God’s instruction; 3:14(1) be in partnership with, get to be like; 3:14(2) the end of our life, or the end of this dispensation of Grace, whichever comes first; 3:15(s) v.7-8; 3:16(1) Joshua, Caleb, and all the males under war age; 3:17(1) discounted; 3:17(2) those who sinned; 3:18(1) a peaceful Promised Land; 3:19(1) withdrawal, backing away from living by Faith; 3:19(2) Salvation – after they accepted and entered into freedom from Egypt; 3:19(3) the world, bondage to carnal senses – after they had been ‘saved’

(to be continued)

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