Daily highlights from Matthew Henry’s Commentary – Hebrews 10:1-18
“The law was a shadow, and only a shadow, of good things to come, and who would devote themselves to a mere shadow, even though of good things, especially when the reality has come?”
“Under the Gospel, the atonement is complete, not to be repeated, and sinners, once pardoned, are always in a pardoned state, and need only to renew their repentance and faith in order to have an assured sense of continued pardon.”
“Those who are brought to him have been, saved and will be completely saved, from all the guilt, power, and punishment of sin, and have been put into the sure possession of perfect holiness and happiness.”
“Christ, as man and Mediator, is exalted— to the right hand of God, the position of authority, power, and activity.
It is the giving hand: all the favours that God gives to his people are handed to them by Christ.
It is the receiving hand: all the duties that God accepts from people are presented by Christ.
It is the working hand: all that concerns the kingdoms of Providence and grace is administered by Christ.”
“One would think that such a person as Christ could have no enemies except in hell, but it is certain that he has enemies on earth, very many, and many hardened ones. Let not Christians, then, wonder that they have enemies, even though they seek to live at peace with all.”
“Christ’s enemies will be made his footstool, some by conversion, others by confusion, and either way, Christ will be honoured.”
“Sin will no longer be held against true believers, either to shame them now or to condemn them in the future.”