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.
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