Hebrews 10



Hebrews 10 underscores the insufficiency of animal sacrifices, highlighting the perfection and finality of Christ's sacrifice. Believers are encouraged to approach God with confidence, persevere in faith, and avoid the consequences of willful sin through the faithfulness of God and the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus Christ.


  1. The Insufficiency of Animal Sacrifices (Hebrews 10:1-4): The author reiterates that the sacrifices under the old covenant, offered year after year, were unable to perfect the worshipers. The repetition of sacrifices served as a reminder of sins but could not provide a permanent solution.
  2. Christ's Sacrifice and Obedience (Hebrews 10:5-10): The author cites Psalm 40 to emphasize that God prepared a body for Jesus, and Christ willingly offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice. Unlike the animal sacrifices, Jesus' sacrifice was once and for all, accomplishing God's will and sanctifying believers.
  3. The Superiority of Christ's Sacrifice (Hebrews 10:11-18): The author contrasts the ongoing sacrifices of the Levitical priests with the one-time, effective sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Christ's sacrifice not only provides forgiveness but also inaugurates the new covenant, in which God promises to remember sins no more. The perfection and completion of Christ's sacrifice render further offerings unnecessary.
  4. Exhortation to Persevere (Hebrews 10:19-25): The author encourages believers to approach God with confidence, now that the way into the Holy Place is open through the blood of Jesus. Believers are urged to hold fast to their confession, consider one another in love, and gather together for mutual encouragement. The importance of not forsaking the assembling of believers is emphasized.
  5. Warning Against Apostasy (Hebrews 10:26-39): The chapter concludes with a solemn warning against willful sin and apostasy. Those who reject the knowledge of the truth after receiving it are left with a fearful expectation of judgment. The author encourages believers to endure and live by faith, for God is faithful to fulfill His promises.