Better Than

Better Than: A Study of Hebrews (Part 9)

November 17, 2019

Hebrews 12:15-29

Hebrews Chapter 11 explained the victories of some of the Old Testament’s greatest heroes. It also explained their sufferings and persecution. This chapter uses those examples as a ”cloud of witnesses” to prove that God does not abandon us when we suffer. In many cases, He uses those experiences to ”train” us, as if we were athletes, to make us stronger. In other cases, it’s the same kind of discipline that a child receives from a loving father. Unlike the old covenant, which rightly inspired fear and dread, the new covenant offers us peace. As with any other matter of truth or falsehood, we should cling to what’s true, so that we can be part of ”a kingdom that cannot be shaken.”