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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     Hebrews 12:14-29

George MacDonald writes: "Nothing is inexorable but love – For love loves unto purity. Love has ever in view the absolute loveliness of that which it beholds. Where loveliness is incomplete, and love cannot love its fill of loving, it spends itself to make more lovely, that it may love more; it strives for...

Bible Verses: Hebrews 12:14-29Psalms 97:1-5Isaiah 66:151 Corinthians 3:12-14

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William MacDonald

The words chastening, chasteneth, chastisement and chastened occur seven times in the first 11 verses of Hebrews 12:1-29. As a result it is easy for the casual reader to get a wrong impression. He might easily picture God as an angry Father who is forever whipping His children. This misconception arises from thinking of chastening as nothing but punishment.

It is a great relief to learn that chastening in the New Testament has a much...

Bible Verses: Hebrews 12:7Hebrews 12:1-29Hebrews 12:11

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T. Austin-Sparks

You have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire. (Hebrews 12:18)

How vast is this movement from that old economy to the bringing in of the New Economy. There is one thing only in your New Testament, introduced by Christ in the Gospels and followed out by the apostles; and in this letter to the Hebrews, the solid object of the whole letter is the transition from one economy to...

Bible Verses: Hebrews 12:18

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T. Austin-Sparks

You have NOT come to the mountain that may be touched... BUT you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. (Hebrews 12:18,22)

But we are come,” and do you mean to say that the “but” is
less real than the “not”? Do you mean to say that this that we are come
to is abstract, while that was concrete? Oh, no, I am sure...

Bible Verses: Hebrews 12:18Hebrews 12:22

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Miles Stanford

For you have not come to a material object all ablaze with fire, and to gloom and darkness and storm and trumpet-blast and the sound of words" (Heb. 12:18, Wey.).

Most of us know that we are not under the Law as summarized in the Ten Commandments, yet we continue to labor under the...

Bible Verses: Hebrews 12:18Hebrews 12:22Hebrews 12:23

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