Ср. This, therefore, is our best, this is our only way of remembering them who have been our guides, leaders, and rulers, in the church, whether they have been apostles, or evangelists, or ordinary pastors, namely, to follow them in their faith and conversation. James, the apostles, who perhaps had already suffered martyrdom for the gospel. 13:15-16. 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. 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. Learn hence, 1. "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). A number of questions are raised by the terms of our passage. Third, because they were such as had already received "the end of their conversation" or conduct in this world. Acts 7:59-60; Philippians 1:23. "Those which have the rule over you" is a single word in the Greek. Learn, 2. mimeomai. This remembrance of our guides is prescribed with reference unto the duty of following their faith: “Whose faith follow;” — ‘So mind them and their work, in preaching the word of God, as to follow or imitate them in their faith.’. 5. (1.) Hebrews 13:7; Hebrews 13:17. … --and the Jordan dividing! Pink's Commentary on John and Hebrews, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews. Long ago, nearly thirty years, Stephen was martyred, this our Paul having then consented. Dr. Heylin renders this and the next verse as follows: Remember those who have been your spiritual guides, and preached to you the word of God; consider well how they ended their lives, and imitate their faith: Jesus Christ is still the same; what he was yesterday, he is to-day, and shall be through all ages. Obs. (2.) 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. Thus the three parts of this exhortation are intimately related. Hebrews 13 By Faith 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for , the conviction of e things not seen . ", "I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Vulg., “praepositorum.” Rhem., “your prelates;” but yet they interpret the words of saints departed, with such a usual inconsistency as prejudice and interest produce. Considering the end] Gr. Remember means to be mindful of these rulers which means the elders. Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, … Chapter 13. Ah, brother preacher, it is not clever analyses of difficult passages which exhibit your mental acumen, nor lofty flights of language which display your rhetorical powers, that is of lasting worth. “Rule” is literally to go before. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. There is some difference of opinion among the commentators as to exactly what is here referred to. Note two things about these overseers here: (1) There were not one but several in each Assembly. Remember them who are your leaders—a title found only in this chapter in the Epistles, but used in the Gospels and Acts for the leaders of the Church (Acts 15:22; Luke 22:26). The word "issue" has special reference to the character of their closing testimony, "Considering what kind of an end they made."--Vincent. An elder, therefore, was such in the assembly where he was. The Hebrews were to recall the "conversation" of their deceased teachers, their manner of life, which was one of testimony and toil, fidelity to Christ and love for the souls of His people: a "conversation" of devoted service in the face of many discouragements and much opposition, sustained by trust in the living God; and the Hebrews were to ponder and take courage and comfort from the blessed end or issue of the same. The word for "considering" occurs again only in Acts 17:23, namely, when Paul "beheld" the gods that the Athenians worshipped, so that "his spirit was stirred in him" (verse 16)! Remember them which have the rule,— Who have had the rule. The which (who have this quality that—a word which defines the ground and the limit of their authority) have spoken to you the word of God (the Gospel); whose faith (not their creed, but their blessed trust in trouble and fidelity to principle) copy (or imitate), thoroughly considering what a blessed end their life had. 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. Our translation makes them to be their present rulers, “Them which have the rule over you.” So Erasmus, “Eorum qui vobis praesunt.” But it is an evident mistake. Have spoken, [ elaleesan (Greek #2980)] - 'spake' during their lifetime. We’ve taken a look at discovering who Jesus is in our lives. And though their ministers were some dead, others dying, yet the great Head and High Priest of the church, the … 13:13-14. The abiding presence of the Lord ensures the supply of every need: therefore contentment should fill the heart. "Judas called Barsabas, and Silas," in Acts 15:22, are called "Leading men among the brethren." "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). Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God; be mindful of your spiritual guides and rulers, firmly and constantly to retain their excellencies in memory, esteeming of them, and thanking God for them, which were sent to them and set over them by the Holy Ghost, who were guiding of them by Christ to God, and enjoyment of eternal life with him, which they did by preaching to them, and writing the gospel of Christ for their edification, by the inspiration of the Spirit. There would be many others unknown to us. Is there not here a searching word for heart and conscience? These leaders spake the word of God unto the saints. Leadership is the prominent thought with so much of ruling as is essential to lead. What they wrote, what they taught, by divine revelation, what others taught out of their writings and other scriptures, is this word of God. The Second inference which faith makes from the Divine promise Isaiah, "I will not fear what man shall do unto me." They “gave themselves unto prayer and the word.” And this is the ground, the cause of the respect that is due from the church unto its guides, and this alone; namely, that they have diligently, carefully, and constantly, spoken the word of God unto them, and instructed them in the way of life thereby. This is especially true of those who speak the Word of God to us. 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The saints were to imitate their faith--the faith of such, leaders, and to be especially drawn to this imitation by considering the issue of their life. 7 Remember fyour leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Considering the end of their conversation; such as their doctrine was, such was their life, conformable to Christ’s, 1 Corinthians 11:1. The whole force of this second exhortation is that we are to so "remember" our leaders as to be thereby influenced unto the living of a holy life. What peace and comfort it brings to the heart when the believer is enabled to realize that the Lord is just as truly his "Helper" when chastening him, as when delivering from trouble! As applied to ministers, it gives no authority to make new laws in Christ’s kingdom, or even to enforce Christ’s commands by any authority except His own. It was a blessed deliverance from all troubles, and conquest over them. Grant's Verse-by-Verse Logos Bible Software. В дополнение к рассуждению о роли верных в гл. Yet I will not deny but that the vocal speaking of the word of God, by virtue of new revelations in them who were divinely inspired, as the apostles and evangelists, may be comprised herein. Biblical leadership comes from the authority of the Word of God. These Scriptural leaders were, of course, by no means the only ones in the assemblies of saints who spake the word of God, for there is wondrous freedom in a Scriptural assembling of the saints. Today we are finishing our study of the book of Hebrews. 2. 7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. "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. So the word is applied unto painting, when one picture is exactly drawn by another, so as in all things to represent it. He is not called upon to invent new laws, but simply to declare the will and apply the statutes of Zion's King. Alas! For in and by them they spake, that is, delivered and declared unto them, the word of God, 1 Thessalonians 2:13. Nor doth the apostle, in this case of retaining the truth, give any direction for peculiar regard to Peter, much less to his chair or successors; but unto all that had spoken the word of God unto them. (2.) ekbasis. Hebrews 13:7 3. xvi.— τὴν ἔκβασιν, the end) blessed, wished for.— τῆς ἀναστροφῆς, of their conversation) in the faith, consistent.— μιμεῖσθε, imitate) The imperative. Hebrews 13:7 in all English translations. That is, bishops, pastors, elders, that preside in the church, guide it, and go before it; for they have such a rule as consists principally in spiritual guidance. 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. Hebrews 13:7 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. Lesson 54: The Antidote to False Teaching (Hebrews 13:7-14) Related Media. Hebrews 13:17; Hebrews 13:24; where, however, those still living are indicated, while here we have to think of those already fallen asleep. It did to Abraham, when he went down to Egypt, and later on to Gerar, moving him to conceal Sarah's real relation to him. 14:26). Wherein do these exhortations furnish motives unto fidelity or steadfastness? ), had been known by the Church; they, too, have obtained a good report “by faith” (Hebrews 11:2), and all who contemplate the blessed issue of such a life will be strengthened to imitate their faith. When I consider Mr. Torrey's manner of life, and the ending thereof, my heart is peculiarly filled with tenderness. Why, then, should he dread the creature? The same grand expression occurs at Acts 17:23. When speaking on the authority of God's Word, leaders do have a right to tell us how to live and walk … Поступая так, он перечисляет обязанности пастырей: 1) управлять; 2) проповедовать Слово Божие и 3) показывать пример веры, чтобы люди могли следовать ему. Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive: We are to be submissive to the leaders God has given us (assuming they have the character mentioned in Hebrews 13:7). It is at the point last mentioned we may perceive the pertinency of this precept to the apostle's design. But the "leaders," while including the God-appointed elders or overseers, especially taught the Word of God, as an excellent commentator translates 1 Timothy 5:17: "Let the elders who take the lead well (among the saints) be esteemed worthy of double honor." These spiritual guides had been removed from them by death. It means to recall that which has been forgotten: "When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them, and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said" ( John 2:22). This is that which God enjoins in the covenant: “Walk before me, and be thou upright” Our “conversation” is our walk before God in all duties of obedience. This honor is due unto Christ alone" (John Owen). Remember - so as to imitate: not to invoke, as Rome teaches. These follow major themes from the rest of this letter, including perseverance, peacefulness, and praise. . Since then they had seen them continuing firm and unmoved in the midst of much persecutions and of various other conflicts, they ought in all reason to have been deeply moved and affected. But that their present rulers cannot be here intended, is evident, (1.) Fourth, it signifies fidelity or faithfulness, as in the following passages: "The weightier matters of the Law: judgment, mercy, and faith" ( Matthew 23:23), "the faith of God" ( Romans 3:3), "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace... faith" or "faithfulness" as in the R.V. Their faith was that which purified their hearts, and made them fruitful in their lives. New International Version (NIV) True, they are to be esteemed very highly in love for their works' sake ( 1 Thessalonians 5:13), both while they are with us and after God has removed them from us, but His servants are not to be "remembered" with idolatrous veneration, nor to the dividing with Christ any of those honors which belong alone unto Him. 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. That their present rulers could not be intended is quite apparent from several considerations. "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed" ( 2 John 10)—no matter how pleasing his personality, soothing his message, or numerous his followers. 7.Remember, etc. Yet it seems to us that the particular term used here by the Spirit is designed to carry our thoughts beyond this present scene. And this is done two ways: (1.) Faithful to their Master, they were fruitful in his service to the end of their course. 13:1–2). Them which have the rule] Gr. Bishop Lloyd (see his funeral sermon for Bishop Wilkins) thinks this may refer to James the brother of John, and to James, commonly called the first bishop of Jerusalem, both of whom had been put to death there before this epistle was written; whose faith follow — Embrace by faith the same doctrines, precepts, and promises of the gospel which they embraced; and let your faith be assured, lively, and operative as theirs was, purifying your hearts, and rendering your lives fruitful to the glory of God; considering the end — την εκβασιν, the issue, of their conversation — The happy end they made; the blessed manner in which they quitted life; the ground of that support which they experienced in their latest moments from the truths they had taught you; the heroic resolution with which they were animated to meet even martyrdom itself in that sacred cause; and let the remembrance of these things engage you to retain their faith, and courageously to follow their steps. a. In the immediate context the apostle dehorts from covetousness and discontent, reminding his readers that God had said "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." 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. ( Galatians 5:22). For this is the method of believing, faith cometh by hearing; hearing by the word of God; and the word of God by them that are sent to preach it, Romans 10:14-17. End of their conversation—The close and outcome of their life and career. 5:14: "Let him call for the elders of the assembly.". οἵτινες ἐλάλησαν ὑμῖν τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ· ὧν ἀναθεωροῦντες τὴν ἔκβασιν τῆς ἀναστροφῆς μιμεῖσθε τὴν πίστιν, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. ", "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever", —The close and outcome of their life and career. This word of God is the sole object of the faith of the church, the only outward means of communicating the mind and grace of God unto it. Amplified® Darby I.S.V. The next thing singled out for mention in connection with these spiritual rulers who had preached the Word of God, is their "faith," which the Hebrews were enjoined to "follow." 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. Greek. In that last series in Chicago, how he preached! "Remember" is another word that is given a comprehensive meaning and scope in its Scriptural usage. Nor doth the apostle, by their faith, intend only the grace of faith in them, but its whole exercise, in all that they did and suffered. So are we to follow the faith of these guides" (John Owen). 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). Chapter 2. Charisma, charm, organization, education, or brilliance are subordinate to teaching the Bible. ᾿αναθεωροῦντες, “intuentes,” “contemplantes,” “considerantes;” “looking into.” ῎εχζασιν, “quis fuerit exitus,” “exitum;” “the end,” “the issue,” what it came to. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever", "Who have spoken unto you the Word of God", "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the Word of God. Obs. The persons intended were the officers in the Church, that Isaiah, those who guided and governed its affairs. 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