(Amplified Bible - Lockman)NLT: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever..(NLT - Tyndale House) 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. Never leave’ forsake thee—In substance this promise repeatedly occurs in the Old Testament, but never in exact words. Preached at / Published Life BPC Watchnight service, 2003-12-31. D. Christian love imitates worthy leaders (Hebrews 13:7). Powered by Lightspeed Technology speed Technology 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. Does the eighth commandment interdict every act of theft? 5.Conversation—Your daily course and character in life. Second, instances are given in which this chief spiritual grace is to be exemplified: in Christian hospitality (verse 2), and in compassion for the afflicted (verse 3). Greek. oud" ou me. Previous: Hebrews 13:5. "Let your conversation be as it becometh the Gospel of Christ" ( Philippians 1:27): this obviously means, Let your affections and actions correspond to the revelation of Divine grace you have received; conduct yourself in such a manner that those around will be impressed by the principles, motives, and sentiments which govern you. [ Read Chapter | Show Context | Study Tools | Multi-Translations ] [ Strong's Interlinear Bible ] Let your. But it is not until after a person is regenerate that he takes notice of the inward motions of sin and takes cognizance of the state of his heart. The love of money is a source of sin. Then he who has set limits to his desire so as to acquiesce resignedly in his lot, has expelled from his heart the love of money. 31:6, 8; Нав. Now some sins are more easily detected than others, and for the most part condemned by those professing godliness. In this chapter of Hebrews the apostle makes a practical application of the theme of the epistle. So they should not be concerned about whether they were rich or not. Content— Not excluding proper effort to better your condition, but securing tranquillity in the condition that results, and meeting all disadvantages with equanimity. forsake. Brief statements are “appended” to the body of writing, which convey to the readers what to do and what not to do, … [Hebrews 6:13-14; Hebrews 6:17-18] As when he spake with Jacob at Penuel, "there he spake with us"; [Hosea 12:4] and what he said to Joshua, he said to all, "I will not leave thee, nor forsake thee". Covetousness is the vice of old age. Hebrews 13:5,6 - Christ, The One Who Abides With Us Forever. American King James Version ×). 1:5; 1Пар. Who is largely responsible for this commercial dishonesty? In Proverbs 1:21 wisdom at the gates of the city . Then the consent of the will is gained, and the mind plans how to gain the coveted object. And consider Hebrews 13:5 as a combination of the two Old Testament passages. At the end of the year, people often reflect on what has happened and what they want to … That which ought to be saved for a rainy day, is used to gratify a desire which covets some unnecessary object. Covetousness in life is INCONSISTENT WITH CONFIDENCE IN GOD. 32, not 33 as in Bleek and Davidson) gives the quotation literatim as in the text here. Philo (De Conf. on StudyLight.org The votaries of Mammon are linked with "drunkards and adulterers," and such are excluded from the kingdom of God ( 1 Corinthians 6:10). "Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have" (v 5). He appointed his Son to be the owner of all things. 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. , as Delitzsch tells us, are used in post-biblical, —In substance this promise repeatedly occurs in the Old Testament, but never in exact words. 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). Hebrews 13:6. The word used in Greek is a compound word. Hebrews 13: 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (NASB: Lockman). C. Christian love does not love money (Hebrews 13:5-6). ‘Let your way be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he himself has said, “In no way will I fail you, nor will I in any way forsake you.” ’. A few words next upon the heinousness of covetousness. Lunemann says, “Possibly, as Bleek and De Wette believe, the author has quoted it directly from Philo. 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. 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 faithfulness of God underlies us. It is Good For Our Hearts To Be Strengthened By Grace (Hebrews 13:9-10) Hebrews 13:11-14. Third, prohibitions are made against the two most radical lusts of fallen nature: moral uncleanness (verse 4) and covetousness (verse 5), for the indulgence of these is fatal to the exercise of brotherly love. Again we say, Herein God's Law differs from and is immeasurably superior to all of man's laws, for it takes note of and prohibits all the hidden desires and secret lustings of the heart. Here he quotes two testimonies; the first is taken, as some think, from the Joshua 1:5 of Joshua, but I am rather of the opinion that it is a sentence drawn from the common doctrine of Scripture, as though he had said, “The Lord everywhere promises that he will never be wanting to us.” He infers from this promise what is found in Psalms 118:6, that we have the power to overcome fear when we feel assured of God’s help. Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”” Twelve times in the book of Proverbs, we are given instruction regarding a friend. 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). aniemi. enkataleipo. But the Holy Scriptures are very explicit on this subject. The scope of the Greek verb is much wider than a lusting after material riches. ‘He Himself has said.’ Thus it is certain. Ὥστε θαῤῥοῦντας ἡμᾶς λέγειν κ. τ. Proverbs 19:6 speaks of someone that is not a true friend. Pernicious. where this word occurs, namely, 1 Timothy 3:3, in a passage which describes the qualifications of a bishop: "Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous." The very fact that a previous clause specifies "not greedy of filthy lucre" makes it clear that "not covetous" includes more than "not a lover of money.". Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against Me: they walked not in My statutes neither kept My judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them: they polluted My Sabbaths: then I said, I will pour out My fury upon them" ( Ezekiel 20:20, 21). That we may be quite practical let us mention one or two. Hebrews 13:5. I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee; the words occur in Deuteronomy 31:6, as a promise to all Israel, and again in 1 Chronicles 28:20, as a promise to Solomon. Literally nor by no means. "Thou shalt not covet" ( Exodus 20:17). Let your conversation be without covetousness. [1] 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] [2] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor. In one of the sentences of Phocylides we have a sentiment in nearly the same words as that of the apostle: Αρκεισθαι παρεουσι, και αλλοτριων απεχεσθαι· Be content with present things, and abstain from others. It is probable that the writer is citing a standard form recognised in the churches, who might well have seen themselves as, like Israel (and Joshua), on the verge of entering the promised land and personalised the promise. They should beware of craving after money (1 Timothy 6:10) and the deceitfulness of riches (Mark 4:19). Thus, not only is covetousness a fearful sin in itself, but it is also the prolific mother of other evils. The word for forsake means to abandon, to desert. 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. ‘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. Which is an immoderate desire, of riches, an over anxious care for worldly things, attended with dissatisfaction, and discontent with their present state: it discovers itself many ways; in preferring the world to religion; in laying up treasure for a man's own self, without being any ways useful to others; in withholding from himself the necessaries of life, and in making no use of his substance for the glory of God, and the interest of religion: this is a very great evil; it is called idolatry, and is said to be the root of all evil; and is very pernicious to true religion: a believer's conversation should be without it; in his family, for whom he should provide things convenient and honest; and in the world, where he should deal uprightly, and not defraud and overreach; and in the church, where he should be liberal, and generously communicate, upon all occasions; and such a conversation is becoming the Gospel, which is a declaration of things freely given to us of God. 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]! τροπος, Quiet Time Ministries / myPhotoWalk / Hebrews 13:5. How the nations of Christendom are heaping up to themselves "wrath against the Day of Wrath!" (6,7) Be strong and of a good courage . For example, in 1Peter we read, "while they behold your chaste conversation:" note "behold" was not "hear!" It tells us that God will never lose His grip on us (John 10:29). or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain" ( Proverbs 30:8, 9). The fall of our first parents originated in covetousness, lusting after that which God had forbidden. . Neither the possession nor the retention of wealth is wrong in itself, providing it be acquired honestly and preserved with a justifiable motive. We know no law that forbids an inspired author to quote an uninspired. Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us and upon this city? "Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil is this that ye do, and profane the Sabbath day? 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. By Rev Charles Seet. The first evil thought is involuntary, due to the mind's being turned from good to evil, even though that evil be simply lusting after a new but unnecessary hat! "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. Hebrews 13:5-6. The most common form of this sin Isaiah, of course, the love of money, the lusting after more and more of material riches. Greek. never = by no means. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee - see Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5; 1 Chronicles 28:20. There is a miserliness which clings to money as a drowning man to a log. There is then an inward delight by way of anticipating the pleasure that object will give; and then, unless restraining grace intervenes, the outward act of sin is committed—see James 1:14, 15. 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 evil lust blinds the understanding and corrupts the judgment, so that it regards light as darkness, and darkness as light. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. 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. He hence infers afterwards that as long as we have such a helper there is no cause to fear. First, that which is fundamental to the discharge of all Christian duties is exhorted unto: the continuance of brotherly love (verse 1). Be content with what you have; for God Himself has said, "I will never, never let go your hand: I will never never forsake you." 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. (RKJNT) (279). Covetousness in life INTERFERES WITH CONTENTMENT. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Psalms 34:4-10. on StudyLight.org Why should we always be thinking of money, when God has promised, with two negatives, never to fail us, Hebrews 13:5? Let your conversation - Your “conduct” - for so the word “conversation” is used in the Scriptures; notes, Philemon 1:27. Go To Hebrews Index . 2. For here he swore, not more for Abraham’s sake, than ours, as the apostle shows. Let us now go deeper and solemnly observe the comprehensiveness of God's searching law, "Thou shalt not covet" ( Exodus 20:17). Surely it is something to be trembled at! Be without covetousness - Ephesians 5:3 note; Colossians 3:5 note. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source … 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). (Homilist.) then the tenth condemns our saying "what a weariness is it." . Hebrews 13:5 [ Read Chapter | Listen to Audio | View Context | Multi-Translations | Interlinear Bible | Study Tools ] Make sure that your character is (h) free from the love of money, (i) being content with what … This is truly an amazing promise! Having set forth at length the amazing grace of God toward His believing people by the provision He has made for them in the Mediator and Surety of the covenant, having shown that they now have in Christ the substance of all that was shadowed forth in the ceremonial law, the tabernacle, and the priesthood of Israel, we now have pressed upon us the responsibilities and obligations which devolve upon those who are the favored recipients of those spiritual blessings. Be content with those things that you have. For similar ideas see Joshua 1:5; and compare Genesis 28:15; Isaiah 41:17. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible by Matthew Henry. This concupiscence or evil lusting of the heart is called "the law of sin which is in my members" ( Romans 7:23). . 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", "while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen", "Keep thine heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life". Romans 7:7 shows that it is only as the Spirit applies the Law in power to the conscience that we are taught to see the evil and feel the danger of covetousness; as, at the same time, it serves to check an avaricious disposition and curb inordinate fondness for the creature. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 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, And be content with such things as ye have -, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee -, Αρκεισθαι παρεουσι, και αλλοτριων απεχεσθαι·, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee -, Obsolete or obscure words in the english av bible. Genesis 2:18-22. Let your conversation - That is, the whole tenor of your conduct, τροπος, the manner of your life, or rather the disposition of your hearts in reference to all your secular transactions; for in this sense the original is used by the best Greek writers. As he finished reading the same, this writer asked himself the question, And how far is a greedy and grasping public to blame? For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you. It is what the older theologians term "original sin," being the fountain of evil within, corrupting all our faculties. 28:20. Having in our last article dealt at length with the merciful provision which God has made for the avoidance of moral uncleanness—the ordinance of marriage—we now turn to the second great sin which is here dehorted against, namely, covetousness. Thus God’s faithfulness has continued throughout history. 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. III. Ὥστε θαῤῥοῦντας ἡμᾶς λέγειν κ. τ. It’s not that we rely on feelings or that we seek after a sign, but we expect the Comforter to comfort His own—and we gladly acknowledge that we need His comfort. See Acts 2:27. This passage is remarkable for the number of negatives which it contains. 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. Home > Study Desk. Hebrews 13:5, ESV: "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.”" 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. (Witham). Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! λ.] Hebrews 13:5. Be without covetousness - Desire nothing more than what God has given you; and especially covet nothing which the Divine Providence has given to another man, for this is the very spirit of robbery. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever,” (Heb. Hebrews 13:5. Joshua 1:5. 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. The apostle in this passage to the Hebrews restores the institution to its primitive honour as one of the first proofs of divine beneficence and goodness towards man. Recently we read a faithful article wherein the writer took to task the lies and deceptions practiced by many shopkeepers and their assistants in palming off upon the public various forms of merchandise by misrepresenting their quality and value; the writer concluding with a solemn emphasis upon "all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone" ( Revelation 21:8). The codensed one-volume classic commentary. 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. There is a hoarding up for self which is entirely reprehensible. The Apostle teaches us that "whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that "we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope," Romans 15:4; and as "all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us," 2 Corinthians 1:20, all believers are encouraged to appropriate this precious promise in all their straits and difficulties. For everyone that useth milk… And sits down contented with the first principles of the Gospel, such as are easily taken in and digested; or makes use of the ceremonial law, as a schoolmaster to teach him the Gospel: Man ever looks on the outward appearance—and as a Pharisee of the Pharisees Paul's actions fully conformed to the Law—but when the Spirit quickens a soul, he is made to realize that God requires "Truth in the inward parts" ( Psalm 51:6) and cries "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me" ( Psalm 51:10). In Hebrews 10:36, the author exhorted his readers, “For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised” [lit., “the promise”]. Close. 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. 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