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Commentary on Hebrews 3

By Dr Peter Pett BA BD (Hons-London) DD Chapter 11 My Righteous Ones Shall Live By Faith.

The writer now takes up and expands on the word, 'But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrink back, my soul has no pleasure in him,' by outlining from Scripture the lives of those who have proved their righteousness by their faith. They were justified in God's eyes by faith (Genesis 15.6) and they were then justified in men's eyes by their works. They are intended to be a spur and encouragement to his readers as they consider the faith of those who have gone before, and see how it resulted in godly living.

He begins by analysing what the result of faith is, and the chapter then divides up into sections in general chronological order, giving examples of faith. These begin with creation, belief in which is foundational, and proceeds through two examples which illustrate both types of Christian, those who because of their faith will be martyred, and those who will not die but will be taken up to God (1 Thessalonians 4.17; 1 Corinthians 15.52). It then continues section by section, with each section having a different emphasis, although it must be stressed that each section glides into the next, and all emphasise faith in the promises of God. The division is partly made on the basis of the summaries that end sections 2 & 3, indicating a break, and partly on content and emphasis.

We may divide it as follows;