Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (verses 7, 8). Faithful to their Master, they were fruitful in his service to the end of their course. 5. Church members are to imitate the faith of their leaders. To speak God's Word is the grand duty of the Christian teacher—not to indulge in philosophical or theological speculation, nor to tickle the ears of men with sensational topics of the day. de Dieu)—which is opposed to linguistic usage; nor yet: the result for others of their believing walk, inasmuch as many were thereby converted to Christianity (Braun, Cramer)—which must have been more precisely defined by means of additions; just as little: the result of their believing walk for the ἡγούμενοι themselves, as regards their rewarding in heaven (Storr, Bloomfield, and others), for an ἀναθεωρεῖν of the latter, to which the author is supposed to exhort, would not have been possible; but: the outlet or end of their walk on earth [1 Corinthians 10:13]. Biblical leadership comes from the authority of the Word of God. Fearfully solemn is that word, "But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in Heaven" ( Matthew 10:33). οἱ ἡγούμενοι] the presidents and leaders of the congregation. These are elders (presbuteroi) to care for the Assembly spiritually and to defend it from error; and deacons (diakonoi) to care for the temporal matters, such as looking out for the poor, as did the seven of Acts 6. Barnes's Hebrews 13:7 Bible Commentary Remember them which have the rule over you - Margin, "are the guides." Not carnally, but spiritually are they to be remembered in what they did and taught, so that we are duly affected thereby. No doubt the apostle was more specifically alluding to such men as Stephen and James who had been beheaded by Herod ( Acts 12:2), men who had sealed the Truth they proclaimed by laying down their lives for it. "Whose faith follow." τὴν ἔξοδον, Luke 9:31, 2 Peter 1:15, and τὴν ἄφιξιν, Acts 20:29. Consider what it came to. It was a blessed deliverance from all troubles, and conquest over them. ῾ηγέομαι, is duco, arbitror, existimo; “to think, to esteem,” or “to judge:” and so it is constantly used in the New Testament. So we do well to remember the leaders, and to consider the end of their kind of life. A due consideration of the faith of those who have been before us, especially of such who were constant in sufferings, above all, that were so unto death, as the holy martyrs in former and latter ages, is an effectual means to stir us up unto the same exercise of faith, when we are called unto it. It did to the whole nation of Israel when they hearkened to the report of the ten spies. "Consider what it (their "end") came to: their faith failed not, their hope did not perish, they were not disappointed, but had a blessed end of their walk and course" (John Owen). — ΄νημονεύετε τῶν ἡγουμένων ὑμῶν¸ οἵτινες ἐλάλησαν ὑμῖν τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ· ὧν ἀναθεωροῦντες τὴν ἔκβασιν τῆς ἀναστροφῆς μιμεῖσθε τὴν πίστιν. (1.) ), imitate the faith. * Greek, episkopoi. 1:5: "ordained elders in every city." This is the next duty we owe unto our spiritual leaders. For there were found out unto this end certain religious celebrations of the supposed times of their deaths, with assemblings at their tombs; wherein they placed much devotion, not without a great mixture of heathenish rites; which issued at length in prayer, adoration, and sundry acts of religious worship. The word "issue" has special reference to the character of their closing testimony, "Considering what kind of an end they made."--Vincent. So a scholar may be said to follow his master, when, having attained all his arts and sciences, he acts them in the same manner as his master did. Recognition and treasure of leaders who lead the church are fundamental to a proper operating assembly of believers. how many have we had, how many have we, who have left, or are likely to leave, nothing to be remembered by, but what it is the duty of the church to abhor! Those who hunger for the truth of His inspired Word will be helped and encouraged by the insights this commentary offers in understanding, appreciating, and applying the eternal message of this inspired book of the … Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith” (Hebrews 13:7) Growing up, there was a lady in our church who took the time to disciple me. First, "The Lord is my Helper." 11, автор напоминает евреям об их верных руководителях в церкви. First of all it should be pointed out that the A.V. And therefore are the Hebrews here enjoined to secure it in its principle, and to express it in its exercise, even as they did. Objectively, for the faith which they taught, believed, and professed, or the truth which they did believe. That is we should imitate the example of faithfulness in the discharge of their duties. The faculty to recall the past is not only a Divine gift and mercy, but it entails definite responsibilities. It is closely allied to the former: we are to so "remember" them as to be effectually influenced in our own conduct. The humble-minded will be ready to answer No, there is little or nothing in my simple and homely discourses deserving to be treasured up. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my … (This is the very opposite of the Satanic tyranny over the Roman Catholics, in which the "priests" do not even permit the people to read the Scriptures for themselves!) Believers are to give careful attention to how their leaders live their lives. It is at the point last mentioned we may perceive the pertinency of this precept to the apostle's design. 13:1–2). Since God placed leaders in the church, church members are to honor their roles. Have entertained angels unawares — So may an unknown guest, even now, be of more worth than he appears, and may have angels attending him, though unseen. So the word is applied unto painting, when one picture is exactly drawn by another, so as in all things to represent it. The meaning is rather, that a course of Christian conduct, which even to the end is the outcome of a holy noble faith, is well worthy of the contemplation and imitation of all who observe it. ekbasis. It was a blessed deliverance from all troubles, and conquest over them" (John Owen). — Remember your guides, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of [their] conversation. God’s Son Jesus became a *human being to show God … Here is the third part of our duty toward those whom God has placed in spiritual authority over us. Hence one wrote under his excellent piece, ΄ωμήσεταί τις μᾶλλον ἣ μιμήσεται, — “It is easier to envy it than to imitate it,” or do the like. End of their conversation—The close and outcome of their life and career. The first thing to ponder is the particular book in which this declaration is made, for that throws light on its scope and meaning. Verse 7 begins a new paragraph dealing with leaders in the local church. First, "Faith" is the principle of trust whereby the heart turns to God and rests upon His word, and by which we are, instrumentally, saved: "thy faith hath made thee whole" ( Matthew 9:22), "by grace are ye saved through faith" ( Ephesians 2:8). That which the apostle designs in the following discourse, is perseverance in the faith and profession of the truth, in opposition unto an infection with, or inclination unto “various and strange doctrines,” as he expresseth it, verse 9. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and gimitate their faith. And, —. Hebrews 13 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries Henry Alford - Having already in Heb 13:7 spoken of their deceased leaders in the church, and thereby been reminded of their steadfastness in the faith, he has taken occasion in the intervening verses to admonish them respecting the danger of apostasy to … This honor is due unto Christ alone" (John Owen). Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Remember them which have the rule over you, who hate spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. The persons intended were the officers in the Church, that Isaiah, those who guided and governed its affairs. It is such a following as wherein we are fully conformed unto, and do lively express, that which we are said so to follow. In Acts 11:30 the elders are those of the assembly at Jerusalem. (1.) (2.) 7.Remember, etc. Third, "faith" is used to designate the fruits and works that spring from it, because it is their root: "brought us good tidings of your faith" ( 1 Thessalonians 3:6), "show me thy faith" ( James 2:18), i.e, the effects of it. It is a participle of the present tense, but is frequently used as a noun, as is obviously the case here: "your rulers." Thus are our hearts drawn out to imitate, not them, but "their faith"; not their mannerisms, but their methods with God; their separation unto Him; their reliance upon Him; the boldness and confidence in their trusting Him. … Your email address will not be published. "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them" ( Romans 16:17). 31 This can also be gathered from the Greek word ekbasis (outcome) which seems to refer to the sum total of their life accomplishments. Meditate upon their lives, and so far as their works corresponded to their words, imitate their conduct. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. Exegete the … 5:14: "Let him call for the elders of the assembly.". The leader’s appeal is to communicate what God says. Amplified® Darby I.S.V. Early in the book, we discovered Jesus is It denotes to meditate upon, as in "And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness" ( Deuteronomy 8:2). 14:26). In a good sense we have it, 1 Timothy 4:12; James 3:13; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 Peter 3:2; 1 Peter 3:16. Hebrews 13:7 The New International Version 7 Remember your leaders,u who spoke the word of Godv to you. If we “remember” the lives and testimonies of our leaders, it helps the continuity of our faith (2 Ti 2:8). Hebrews 13 Resources - Multiple Servmons and Commentaries; Hebrews 13:7-14 The Antidote for False Teaching - Steven Cole; Hebrews 13:7-8, 17-19 Submission and Supplication - John MacArthur; Hebrews 13:7-14 Steadfastness, Separation, Sacrifice - John MacArthur; Spurgeon - God’s people are a thoughtful people. David L. Allen | November 28, 2016. Greek. He is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Locate the passage. ὧν] has reference equally to τὴν ἔκβσαιν τῆς ἀναστροφῆς and τὴν πίστιν. There is some difference of opinion among the commentators as to exactly what is here referred to. Hebrews 13:7. This is the greatest honor which we can do them, and is far more pleasing to God than erecting a marble monument to their memory or dedicating some "church" unto their name. The … We may well suppose that some had died a martyr’s death, but the writer seems carefully to avoid any direct expression of this thought; his words apply to all who have ended their course in the triumph of faith. Wherefore upon it, the being, life, and blessedness of the church do depend. Thus the three parts of this exhortation are intimately related. I could not see any unified theme. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 12, the author contrasted Moses' experience at Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with what we can expect to experience at Mount Zion—the city of the living God—the heavenly Jerusalem (12:22-24). It implies the holding fast of what has been received, whether instruction, promises, or warnings: "Remember, forget not, how thou provoked the Lord thy God to wrath in the wilderness" ( Deuteronomy 9:7). We will not now attempt to sermonize upon this well-known and precious verse, but rather give a brief exposition of it. Long ago, nearly thirty years, Stephen was martyred, this our Paul having then consented. xvi.— τὴν ἔκβασιν, the end) blessed, wished for.— τῆς ἀναστροφῆς, of their conversation) in the faith, consistent.— μιμεῖσθε, imitate) The imperative. What follows refers not so much to morals as to doctrine. Stephen, James the brother of our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem, as well as James the brother of John (Acts 12:2), in the Palestinian church, suffered martyrdom. --and the Jordan dividing! "The end of their conversation," then, has reference to their egress or exit from this world of sin and sorrow. Second, because they are distinctly described as they "who have spoken unto you the Word of God." "Now there was found in it a poor wise Prayer of Manasseh, and he by his wisdom delivered the city: yet no man remembered that same poor man" ( Ecclesiastes 9:15)—God taxes them with their forgetfulness! When I consider Mr. Torrey's manner of life, and the ending thereof, my heart is peculiarly filled with tenderness. K.J.V. Despite temptations to apostatize they had persevered in their profession, remained loyal to Christ, continued to minister unto His people, and had glorified God by laying down their lives for the Gospel. (2.) Have the rule - rather [ toon (Greek #3588) heegoumenoon (Greek #2233) humoon (Greek #5216)], 'those who (were) your (spiritual) leaders. Such is here spoken of; not consisting in some slight, transient thoughts, with which we usually pass over such things, but a repeated, reiterated contemplation of the matter, with its causes and circumstances. Whose faith follow. (3.) Should we ever be under heavy pressure to apostatize, we must weigh well the fact that the principles of the faith of our former leaders were adequate to sustain their hearts, so that they met death with holy composure, and seek grace to "hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end.". But it is most frequently used as a noun; and so it is here. For usage, see reff. They were such as had received ἔκβασιν ἀναστροφῆς, “the event and end of their conversation” in this world. "Remember your leaders" includes thankfulness to God for them, speaking well of them, putting into practice their teaching. Learn, 2. Hebrews 13:17. They may have been the founders of the church to which this letter went. They have spoken the word of God in their Work as shepherds over the flock ( Acts 20:28). It did to Peter, so much so that he denied his Master. Their Christian life and course (James 3:13; 1 Peter 1:15, et al. ΄ιμέομαι is “to imitate;” that is, lively to express an example proposed unto us. We must consider who are the persons intended. The reference here is to their religious teachers, and not to civil rulers. She invited several of the youth age girls into her home on a weekly basis where she spent time with us in the Word and in prayer. These persons, in the whole course of their conversation, were exercised with difficulties, dangers, and sufferings, all attempting to stop them in their way, or to turn them out of it. (It is very instructive that in the New Testament this Greek word, hegeomai, meaning to go before, to be a leader, etc., is used only in the participliar form, which indicates that it was their work, and not an office, to which God is calling attention. When tempted to compromise and sell the Truth, we should think upon the unswerving fidelity of our fathers in the Faith. Today we are finishing our study of the book of Hebrews. In the past God told people something about himself. Remember your prelates, &c. who have been placed over you to be your guides and directors in what belongs to the service of God; he seems to mean the two Sts. People tend to forget or to idolize their former leaders, but we should remember them and their godly teachings and examples (cf. | Powered by WordPress. "Who have spoken unto you the Word of God": that is the mark by which Christian leaders are to be identified—the men whom God has graciously called to ecclesiastical rule are gifted by Him to expound and enforce the Scriptures, for the function of their office is not legislative, but administrative. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitatew … The child of God is in urgent need of an all-powerful Helper, for he has to contend with a mighty foe whose rage knows no bounds. From that Divine promise he points out two conclusions which faith will draw. (7) Which have the rule.—Rather, which were your leaders (Hebrews 13:17; Hebrews 13:24; Acts 15:22), who spake unto you the word of God. Allow me to make several observations concerning what is said in verse 7. Read Introduction to Hebrews 7 Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. They were good examples to imitate!!! All their turnings and motions in the world, their very life, was hid with Christ in God; all agreeable to, as ordered by, his will. 1:1, addressed to "all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, with the overseers (episkopoi) and deacons." Chapter 11. Next to pleasing the Lord Himself, our chief care should be to set before our flock such an example of faith and holiness, as that it will be their duty to remember and follow. And this, in the first place, he commends unto them from the formal cause of it, or the word of God; and the instrumental cause of it in them, which is the preaching of it, and those that taught it. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and g imitate their faith. “Magnam ἀναθεώρησιν res habet,” Cic. Remember those leading you--In three verses (7, 17, 24) these "leaders" (them that had the rule over you) in the assemblies which these saints had known, are set before us, always in Hebrews, with a lesson to all believers. He describes them as those which had formerly spoken unto them the word of God, and not as those who yet continued so to do. Chapter 12. Ver. Cf. Let us begin with Hebrews 13:2 where it says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Heb. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13). Remember means to be mindful of these rulers which means the elders. 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