Now, let’s go to the New Testament for an intrepretation and application for us today.
The verse above in Hebrews teaches us that the Lord Jesus was crucified “outside the camp”, or outside the city. Verse 13 teaches us that if we are to have real fellowship and communion with the Lord Jesus Christ, we too must go outside the camp bearing His reproach.
This gives us a beautiful picture of our Lord Jesus, who was crucified outside the camp and we are to go outside the worlds’ religion to seek the Lord Jesus for salvation, bearing His reproach.
What a beautiful interpretation we have in Hebrews 13:13 of Exodus 33:7. God, in His wisdom, has made every aspect of the Scriptures harmonize together beautifully.
Application: Let’s you and I go outside the camp, outside “the world’s ways” to commune with the Lord Jesus, and suffer His reproach, that we might be like Him. It’s lonely at times to leave the comforts of the world, stand alone and rejected from family, and suffer persecution for being different than the world and professing Christendom. But, let us stand strong in the Lord Jesus Christ, for He will help us and comfort in our times of need.
A song that comes to mind: “It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus . . . “