Preached at / Published Life BPC Watchnight service, 2003-12-31. Previous: Hebrews 13:5. The votaries of Mammon are linked with "drunkards and adulterers," and such are excluded from the kingdom of God ( 1 Corinthians 6:10). Third, covetousness also manifests itself in spending. The direction of our life, the tenor of our conversation and the disposition of our hearts should always be pleasing to the Lord, for we are God’s children. So terrible is this sin and so great is its power that, one who is governed by it will trample upon the claims of justice, as Ahab did in seizing the vineyard of Naboth ( 1 Kings 21); he will disregard the call of charity, as David did in taking the wife of Uriah ( 2 Samuel 11); he will stoop to the most fearful lies, as did Ananias and Sapphira; he will defy the express commandment of God, as Achan did; he will sell Christ, as Judas did. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever,” (Heb. The scope of the Greek verb is much wider than a lusting after material riches. For he hath said - That is, God has said. Content with such things as ye have - Αρκουμενοι τοις παρουσιν· Being satisfied with present things. The thought is that while we are making lawful efforts to produce the desirable things of life, we should not be fretting because we are not as successful as others or as much so as we had expected to be ourselves. First, in getting. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible by Matthew Henry. It is a devouring sin: "the deceitfulness of riches choke the Word" ( Matthew 13:22). Paul quoted the Greek poets, Jude quotes the book of Enoch, and our author may have quoted Philo. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. God's Word also sets before us some fearfully solemn examples of the judgments which fell upon covetous souls. About Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise). leave = let . That which ought to be saved for a rainy day, is used to gratify a desire which covets some unnecessary object. renders our text "Be ye free from the love of money." It is saying that for God to fail or forsake us is absolutely impossible. © 2001-2020, StudyLight.org. '” May 2nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional It is an over-eager desire for the things of this world. Hebrews 13:5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. The author of Hebrews quotes from the Old Testament here with God’s statement that “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Conversation means one's conduct or manner of life, and the sentence means that their lives should not be influenced by an overmuch desire for the wealth of this world. Because of their Sabbath profanation, the sore judgment of God fell upon the nation. It tells us that God will never lose His grip on us (John 10:29). 28:20. Never leave’ forsake thee—In substance this promise repeatedly occurs in the Old Testament, but never in exact words. on StudyLight.org And be content with such things as ye have; or with present things; with present riches, or with present poverty; with present losses and crosses; with present reproaches and afflictions; and contentment with these things shows itself by thankfulness for every mercy, and by submission to the will and providence of God in every state of life: and there are many things which may move and engage unto it; as the consideration of the state and condition men are in, when they come into the world, and will be when they go out of it; the will of God, and the disposition of his providence according to it, which is unalterable; a sense of: their own unworthiness; a view of interest in God and Christ; and an eye to the recompense of reward; as well as the many promises of God to support and supply his: and among the rest, what follows. Hebrews gives a series of warnings against unbelief, which comes from a hardened, rebellious heart, as well as a portrait-gallery of dear saints, whose faith we should emulate, for they simply trusted the word of the LORD and in the end, came forth as pure gold. λ.] Those who through indolence or prodigality waste their substance and fail in business cannot be too severely censured, for they not only impoverish themselves but injure others, becoming the pests of society and a public burden. It exposes to manifold temptations, whereby we are rendered an easy prey to many spiritual enemies. This was originally said to Joshua, after the death of Moses. Greek. All irregular desires are forbidden. So also there is a prudence and thrift which is legitimate, as is clear from, "There is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty" ( Proverbs 11:24). It turns the heart away from God: "How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!" This exists in varying degrees in different persons, and is demonstrated in numerous ways. Light is cast upon those words by, "I had not known sin, but by the Law; for I had not known lust (‘concupiscence,' margin) except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet or "lust" ( Romans 7:7)—"concupiscence" is an evil desire, an inordinate affection, a secret lusting after something. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold in the Sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem" ( Nehemiah 13:15, 16). This passage is remarkable for the number of negatives which it contains. Keep Yourself Free From the Love of Money and Be Content (Hebrews 13:5-6) Hebrews 13:7. "We may desire that part of a man's property which he is in-dined to dispose of, if we mean to obtain it on equitable terms; but when he chooses to keep, we must not covet. so that we boldly say (namely, in the words of Psalm 118:6): the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear; what can a man do to me? τί ποιήσει μοι ἄνθρωπος;] is an independent direct question. This is followed by a longing after or wishing for it. Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”[a] Jump to: Bible Study Tools • Parallel Bible Verse • Bible Contextual Overview • Bible Verse Review • Bible Cross-References • Gill's Bible Notes • Clarke's Bible Notes • Barnes' Bible Notes Covetousness—The enemy of hospitality, liberality, and peace. Rather they should be content with what they have (compare Philippians 4:11), because godliness with contentment is great gain (1 Timothy 6:6), and can be sure that the Lord will never fail them or forsake them in whatever needs they might have (compare Matthew 6:8; Matthew 6:19-34). The more we yield to this evil spirit, the more do we conduct ourselves as though we desired our portion in this world, and look no further than present things, contrary to "while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen" ( 2 Corinthians 4:18). But the Holy Scriptures are very explicit on this subject. Thus one, a modification, occurs (Septuagint) in. The Greek word which is here rendered "covetousness" is literally "lover of silver," and the R.V. ", "In those days saw I in Jerusalem some treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. It is an exhortation to covetous persons not to be too solicitous, but to trust in Providence. Jesus now gives two metaphors or similitudes (salt and light) that depict those who represent the kingdom. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! on StudyLight.org But covetousness is only too often winked at, and some covetous persons are regarded as very respectable people. Trust in the Lord with thy whole heart, and never lean to thy own understanding; for he hath said, "No, I will never leave thee; not I: I will never, never cast thee off. In view of these warnings shall we call this worst of iniquities "a little sin"? Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us and upon this city? (5) In these two verses (Hebrews 13:4-5) we have the same connection of thought as in Hebrews 12:16; Colossians 3:5; Ephesians 5:3. “Impurity and covetousness may be said to divide between them nearly the whole domain of human selfishness and vice” (Lightfoot on Colossians 3:5). By Rev Charles Seet. Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday and Today and Forever (Hebrews 13:8) Hebrews 13:9-10. and other places. I will never, never leave thee; no, I will never, never forsake thee. An insatiable greed possesses the heart. In the poor, it works envy, discontent, and fraud; in the rich, pride, luxury, and avarice. (Amplified Bible - Lockman)NLT: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever..(NLT - Tyndale House) All abnormal and irregular desires, all unholy and inordinate thoughts and affections, are comprehended by this term. Either our love for God will result in money becoming unimportant except as a tool for doing good and showing love to our brothers and sisters, or the love of money will become idolatry and take away our thoughts from Christ and His ways and will destroy Christian love both for God and for men. "Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have" (v 5). . Remember Your Leaders and Imitate Their Faith (Hebrews 13:7) Hebrews 13:8. That we may be quite practical let us mention one or two. Read what Jesus said in, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, William Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews and Revelation, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, A.W. Christians, in principle, precept, and practice, should show their abhorrence of covetousness, should be contented with the allotments of Providence, be grateful for mercies, and never fear the want of any needful good, for the Lord has engaged to supply them. The year is almost over. but like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living; Hunter properly discerned that the requirement here is about the same as that of Matthew 5:48, namely, perfection. But possibly, also, the expression, as here found and in Philo, may have been stereotyped into a proverb.” Delitzsch suggests that the passage had assumed this form in the liturgical service of the synagogue, and thence may have been used by both Philo and our author. The faithfulness of God underlies us. He appointed his Son to be the owner of all things. Is it not the covetous purchasers? Money Matters (Hebrews 13:5-6) Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project The second work-related exhortation in chapter 13 concerns the love of money: “Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you’” (Heb. τί ποιήσει μοι ἄνθρωπος;] is an independent direct question. Hebrews 13:5-6. I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee. They should beware of craving after money (1 Timothy 6:10) and the deceitfulness of riches (Mark 4:19). τροπος, such things, &c. = the things that are present. Fear, when not controlled, gives evidence that a person does not believe that God is telling the truth and that He cannot be trusted to have one's best interests at heart. It is Good For Our Hearts To Be Strengthened By Grace (Hebrews 13:9-10) Hebrews 13:11-14. v2 But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. Unnatural. yet ye bring more wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath" ( Nehemiah 13:17, 18): "Hallow My Sabbaths and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God. Hebrews 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace, ... Studylight.org Thompson Chain Reference Concordance ... Hebrews 13:5 Let your lives be free from the love of money; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. So also it is a bounden duty to make provision for those who are dependent upon us: "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel" ( 1 Timothy 5:8). Hebrews 13:6. How appropriate is the prayer, "Remove from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny Thee, and say, Who is the Lord? How high is the standard set before us: "Let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath; for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord" ( Zechariah 8:17). 28:15; Втор. He hence infers afterwards that as long as we have such a helper there is no cause to fear. See Acts 2:27. 9:22 The Scarlet Thread That Runs Through the Bible. As we look forward to the year that will begin in an hour's time, many of us may perhaps be wondering what kind of year 2004 will be. Join relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields as they help you start planning now for your lasting union. This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail" ( Ecclesiastes 4:8). (RKJNT) (278), For he has said, etc. Hebrews 12:19 - and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. Content— Not excluding proper effort to better your condition, but securing tranquillity in the condition that results, and meeting all disadvantages with equanimity. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee - see Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5; 1 Chronicles 28:20. It has been called “The Fifth Gospel.” Four describe Christ’s ministry on earth, this describes His ministry in heaven.It was written to Hebrew disciples, probably of Jerusalem, to avert the danger of their drifting back into Judaism. Does the third commandment interdict any blasphemous oath upon the lips? Scripture by scripture explanation of the book of Hebrews. It is easy to swing to the opposite extreme and become fanatical, and under the guise of trusting God, tempt Him. (6,7) Be strong and of a good courage . For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. See what covetousness did for Balaam: he "loved the wages of unrighteousness" ( 2 Peter 2:15)—the honors and wealth which Balak promised were too attractive for him to resist. Hebrews 13:1-6 Often, near the end of New Testament epistles, there is a concluding section that strings together a variety of direct, practical admonitions. This rejects Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the L ORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. This contentment has the firm foundation of God’s promise; , “for Himself hath said,” i.e., God. How the nations of Christendom are heaping up to themselves "wrath against the Day of Wrath!" Money is spiritually poisonous. We who are his can be sure that we will never find ourselves abandoned and deserted. Yet often these very men hold prominent positions in the churches and "make long prayers," while devouring widows' houses and grinding the face of the poor. Hebrews 13:5-6 Posted March 07, 2016 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” David repeated the promise to Song of Solomon, 1 Chronicles 28:20; and it is repeated in substance to Israel. By Rev Charles Seet. It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”. The statement word for word is not found in the Old Testament, but it is almost word for word, after the altering into the first person, of a phrase in Deuteronomy 31:6 LXX in the third person, where Moses is addressing Israel prior to their entry into the promised land. Then Satan will seek to persuade that he is not responsible for involuntary thoughts (which come unbidden), that evil desires are beyond our control—infirmities which are excusable. was also commonly used to denote contentment with what one has. God will not be mocked with impugnity. So they should not be concerned about whether they were rich or not. Hath said—Our happy equanimity is not based on a stoical reliance on self, but on a divine basis. Yes, there are those who are utterly unconcerned about their eternal interests, and labor day in and day out, year after year, in order to add to what they have already accumulated, and who begrudge purchasing for themselves the bare necessities of life. Hebrews 13:5(ESV) Verse Thoughts. Surely it is something to be trembled at! It is not to be restricted to that which is external, but includes both character and conduct. First, that which is fundamental to the discharge of all Christian duties is exhorted unto: the continuance of brotherly love (verse 1). He did this through the *prophets at many times and in various ways. Neither the possession nor the retention of wealth is wrong in itself, providing it be acquired honestly and preserved with a justifiable motive. There is a hoarding up for self which is entirely reprehensible. forsake. When therefore the Apostle is seeking to cure us of the disease of covetousness, he wisely calls our attention to God’s promises, in which he testifies that he will ever be present with us. Herein, too, we may recognize one of the fundamental errors of Romanists, who, following the Pelagians, deny that these lustings are sinful until they are yielded to, and who affirm that evil imaginations only become sinful when the mind definitely assents to them. December 2, 2015 Catherine Martin No Comments myPhotoWalk. It may well be that he knew that some of them had lost their wealth for Christ’s sake and were deeply affected by their situation, and so is seeking to ensure that they recognise how important it really is. While he seeks to correct covetousness, he rightly and wisely bids us at the same time to be content with our present things; for it is the true contempt of money, or at least a true greatness of mind in the right and moderate use of it, when we are content with what the Lord has given us, whether it be much or little; for certainly it rarely happens that anything satisfies an avaricious man; but on the contrary they who are not content with a moderate portion, always seek more even when they enjoy the greatest affluence. For similar ideas see Joshua 1:5; and compare Genesis 28:15; Isaiah 41:17. But it is so contrary to the desires of our hearts by nature, and so superior to the actual attainments of the best Christians on earth, that it is very difficult to persuade them that God requires such perfection, and still more difficult to satisfy them that it is indispensable to the happiness of rational creatures, and most difficult of all to convince them that everything inconsistent with this or short of it is sin; that it deserves the wrath of God, and cannot be taken away, except by the mercy of God through the atonement of Christ" (T. Scott). Should we also seek God’s manifest presence? I. Covetousness in life SHOULD BE AVOIDED. This promise is made to those who are patiently bearing affliction or persecution for Christ's sake; and may be applied to any faithful soul in affliction, temptation, or adversity of any kind. Ὥστε θαῤῥοῦντας ἡμᾶς λέγειν κ. τ. There are still those the language of whose actions Isaiah, "I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. go. Loss of wealth was a common problem in those days for some who became Christians. Why should we always be thinking of money, when God has promised, with two negatives, never to fail us, Hebrews 13:5? ‘In no way will I fail you, nor not at all will I in any way forsake you.’ The word for fail means to let go of, to lose the grip on. (279). then the tenth prohibits our desiring anything which is our neighbor's. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! The word for forsake means to abandon, to desert. Hebrews 13:5-8The Message (MSG) 5-6 Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. It was a doctrine which Paul had declared, that he had learned, so as to know how to abound and how to suffer need. It is the working of this evil lust which lies at the root of very much of the fearful Sabbath-desecration that is now so rife. From the love of money. G. Christian love endures isolation and persecution (Hebrews 13:11-14). Literally nor by no means. It is a gnawing and fatal sin: "But they that will be (are determined to be) rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition... which while some have coveted after they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows" ( 1 Timothy 6:9, 10). Therefore we are accountable to judge the first inclination toward evil and resist the very earliest solicitations. The point of Hebrews 13:5–6 is that the Lord will provide all that we need for a life founded on faith. For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. How many today are possessed with an insatiable craving after "bargains," buying things "cheap," without any conscientious consideration of the real worth of the article: it is that which fosters so much fraud. Every true-hearted Christian may claim this promise as his own, III. It is a lusting after what God has forbidden or withheld from us, for we may crave, wrongly, after things which are not evil or injurious in themselves. The fact that we discover so much within that is contrary to God's holy requirements should deeply humble us, and cause us to live more and more out of self and upon Christ. Neither idleness nor extravagance are to be condoned. Let your conversation be without covetousness. It is very probable that this thought supplies the link of connection between Hebrews 13:5-6, and Hebrews 13:7. Genesis 2:18-22. As in Ephesians 5:5 and elsewhere impurity and covetousness are combined, so here the precepts of Hebrews 13:4 lead on to a warning against love of money: ἀφιλάργυρος ὁ τρόπος , “let your turn of mind [disposition] be free from love of money, content with what you have”. Preached at / Published Life BPC Watchnight service, 2003-12-31. 3 Remember R623 the R624 prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. Second, covetousness evidences itself in keeping. We are to be holy for God is … Nothing can destroy a man or woman, or a church, like money. 2 Do not neglect to show R621 hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained R622 angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:6. F. Christian love does not follow strange teachings (Hebrews 13:9-10). In Proverbs 1:21 wisdom at the gates of the city . For in this way it can be that no depraved desires will importune us; for faith alone is that which can quiet the minds of men, whose disquietude without it is too well known. For here he swore, not more for Abraham’s sake, than ours, as the apostle shows. —Your daily course and character in life. Hebrews 13:5 (AV 1873) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Consider the awful case of Judas, who for thirty pieces of silver sold the Lord of glory. It is indeed a very subtle sin, which few are conscious of. The apostle, in referring to the same promises, feels authorized to strengthen the expressions, as the Christian dispensation affords more consolation and confidence in matters of this kind than the old covenant did. This is a declaration of God’s Personal Presence, II. "The commandment requires moderation in respect of all worldly goods, submission to God, acquiescence in His will, love to His commandments, and a reliance on Him for the daily supply of all our wants as He sees good. The reason of the apostle's mentioning this sin of covetousness is, because the Jews were prone to it, and these believing Hebrews might be inclined to it, and be dissatisfied with their present condition, in which they suffered the spoiling of their goods; and besides, unless this was avoided, the above mentioned duties could not be performed aright, as brotherly love, hospitality, remembering and relieving persons in bonds, and adversity. is to be preferred here. 5.Let your conversation be without covetousness, etc. ", Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed -- be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, " I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!" Ling., chap. for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee; which is a promise made to Joshua, and belongs to all believers, Joshua 1:5 which may regard things temporal, as that God will not leave his people in the hands of their enemies, nor forsake them in distress, nor withhold any good thing from them needful for them, but will supply them with the necessaries of life, with which they should be content: and this passage is very pertinently cited for this purpose, and could be easily understood in this sense by the Hebrews; for the Jews explain such places as speak of God's not forsaking men, of the sustenance of them, as Psalm 37:25 and observe that the word עזיבה, "forsaking", is never used but with respect to פרנסה, "sustenance"; though the words may also relate to things spiritual, as that God will not leave them to themselves, to their own corruptions, which would overpower them; nor to their own strength, which is but weakness; nor to their own wisdom, which is folly; nor to Satan, and his temptations, who is an over match for them; nor to the world, the frowns and flatteries of it, by which they might be drawn aside; nor will he leave them destitute of his presence; for though he sometimes hides his face, and withdraws himself, yet not wholly, nor finally; nor will he forsake the work of his own hands, in them, but will perform it until the day of Christ; he will not leave or forsake them, so as that they shall perish; he will not forsake them in life, nor at death, nor at judgment. 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