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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Hebrews Chapter 6

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Unknown (Paul Assumed)
Date Penned: (70 AD)
Overview: Instructions for Understanding for Hebrew Christians (c 1-13)
Theme:The Superiority of Christ (c 1-10)
Message: The Power of Promises (v 1-20)

Hebrews 6 Commentary

(6:1-3) God's Promises of Real Food - Just after admonishing readers for baby-food spirituality, the writer indicated that “real food” would be coming. The writer would not give in to their immaturity and provide them with only milk, because rehashing the basic doctrines would not help them resist the temptation to drift away from Christ. They must gain a deeper understanding, moving beyond the basics of Christianity.

(6:4-12) God's Promises of Redemption - To the Hebrew Christians, these verses revealed the danger of returning to Judaism and thus committing apostasy. Those who reject Christ will not be saved. Christ died once for all who believe. He will not be crucified again.

(6:13-20) God's Promises Bring Hope - After encouraging the readers to imitate other faithful people, the writer offered an example from the Old Testament whose example would be worth imitating: Abraham. The readers could trust in God’s promises because Abraham did, and he was rewarded.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

His Word Gives Us Hope

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Hebrews with Chapter 6 and in our text we see the author explains that God's certain promise gives hope as He always keeps His promises. In making application we see that the Lord always keeps His promises so we can trust in the promises in the Bible. How about you? Do you have hope? Let us learn from our text today and the reminder of the author of Hebrews that the Lord keeps His promises which should give us hope for we know that the Lord will do what He says.


Hebrews 6

Hebrews 6

 1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

 2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

 3And this will we do, if God permit.

 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

 7For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

 8But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

 9But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

 10For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

 11And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

 12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

 13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

 14Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

 15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

 16For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

 17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

 19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

 20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.