Hebrews 13:18-19 To Live, Or Die, Honestly

Hebrews 13:18-19 (KJV)
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

Though Paul’s name is not given in Hebrews, the intrinsic evidence clearly suggests that he was the writer of this book. The setting seems to be his prison years. As he does in most of his prison epistles, he asks his readers to pray for his release. He also offers a statement of confidence that such a release is forthcoming. Whether it happened or not is a matter of speculation.

I am interested in this phrase, “we trust we have a good conscience, in all things will to live honestly.”

Consider the prisoner. Paul was captured and endured his prison years because of a false accusation that he had brought a Gentile into the Temple. He was compelled to appeal to Caesar because a fair trial in Jerusalem would be an impossibility. He was in prison originally because of a false accusation. Still, he remained there because he preached Christ, His resurrection, and a new body consisting of the redeemed, both Jew and Gentile.

He had a good conscience.

He was confident in his message.

And he was willing to live, or die, honestly declaring it.

To my readers:
Thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Hebrews 13:18-19 To Live, Or Die, Honestly

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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