H E B R E W S.
The apostle, in this chapter, applies what he has
collected in the chapter foregoing, and makes use of it as a great
motive to patience and perseverance in the Christian faith and
state, pressing home the argument, I. From a greater example than
he had yet mentioned, and that is Christ himself, ver. 1-3. II. From the gentle and
gracious nature of the afflictions they endured in their Christian
course, ver. 4-17. III.
From the communion and conformity between the state of the
gospel-church on earth and the triumphant church in heaven,
ver. 18, to the