06 Sunday Apr 2014
“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. As has just been said:
‘Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion.’
Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.” Hebrews 3:12-19
Don’t miss that this letter is written to brothers and sisters in the faith, yet the author warns them against unbelief. How could they not believe once they’ve believed?
I believed in – put my faith in, trusted in – Christ as my Lord and Savior 24 years ago, yet in that 24 years the Lord has told me many things that have been hard to believe. We believe unto salvation once, and afterward we make countless choices to believe (or not believe) truths unto maturity.
Unbelief is rebellion and fear. Belief is worship.
Whatever you hear from your shepherd, whichever way He leads you, choose to believe and follow. Continue to put your faith in Him, and He will lead you into a life of victory.
Grace and Peace,