7 So, as the Holy Spirit says, Today, if you hear his voice, 8 don’t have stubborn hearts as they did in the rebellion, on the day when they tested me in the desert. 9 That is where your ancestors challenged and tested me, though they had seen my work for forty years. 10 So I was angry with them. I said, “Their hearts always go off course, and they don’t know my ways.” 11 Because of my anger I swore: “They will never enter my rest!” 12 Watch out, brothers and sisters, so that none of you have an evil, unfaithful heart that abandons the living God. 13 Instead, encourage each other every day, as long as it’s called “today,” so that none of you become insensitive to God because of sin’s deception. 14 We are partners with Christ, but only if we hold on to the confidence we had in the beginning until the end. 15 When it says, Today, if you hear his voice, don’t have stubborn hearts as they did in the rebellion. 16 Who was it who rebelled when they heard his voice? Wasn’t it all of those who were brought out of Egypt by Moses? 17 And with whom was God angry for forty years? Wasn’t it with the ones who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? 18 And against whom did he swear that they would never enter his rest, if not against the ones who were disobedient? 19 We see that they couldn’t enter because of their lack of faith. (Hebrews 3:7-19, CEB)
Do we find it hard to believe the promises we see God has done?
Sometimes it is really easy to say God will do that for others but not for me. God’s grace and promises are for every one else, but not me.
Know that you are not so powerful that you can stop God from fulfilling God’s promises in your life.
When you hear God’s voice and feel the moving of the Spirit, believe.
Loving People. Loving God.