Having explained Jesus – God the Son’s relationship with the created angels and all creation, the Hebrews writer now turns his focus to the message of salvation through faith in Jesus. The writer admonishes us all to heed the preaching of this Gospel delivered by the prophets, the angels, the LORD Himself, and His disciples, which is confirmed by God through signs, wonders, miracles, and the pouring out of His Holy Spirit – as prophesied by Joel, promised by Jesus before His ascension, and fulfilled on the day of Pentecost after Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father in Heaven.
Jesus makes a brief statement about rewards to those who give generously. We explore how this teaching has been abused by those who wish only to “fleece the flock.” We also explore Jesus’ admonition against ostentatious giving – “don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”
Analysis of Paul’s admonition to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” – the Biblical connection between salvation, repentance, and good works.