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Hebrews 4:11-13 Jesus is the All-Seeing Judge

Hebrews 4:11-13 Jesus is the All-Seeing Judge

(1) Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, (2) but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Hebrews 1:1-2

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands…
Hebrews 4:1

(2) For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. (3) For we who have believed enter that rest….
Hebrews 4:2-3

Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. (12) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (13) And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Hebrews 4:11-13

Big Truth:
Jesus is the All-Seeing Judge

(11) Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.
Hebrews 4:11

(7) Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, (8) do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, …
Hebrews 3:7-8

(11) Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.
Hebrews 4:11

Big Idea
We strive toward rest.

(12) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

Big Idea
The Word is living and active.

(1) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. … (3) And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Genesis 1:1, 3

(6) By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. … (9) For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
Psalm 33:6, 9

My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
Psalm 119:25

(10) “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, (11) so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10-11

What is the source of saving faith?
(17) So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17

How are we continually sanctified?
(13) for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13

(13) And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
1 Thessalonians 2:13

How does our faith endure to the end?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (2) looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith …
Hebrews 12:1-2

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

Big Idea
The Word exposes us.

(3) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, (4) for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. (5) We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

And no creature is hidden from his sight,
but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Hebrews 4:13

Big Idea
We will give an account to the Lord.

For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being, declares the LORD. But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.
Isaiah 66:2