Today, if you will hear His voice - Heb. 3:1515
- �Today, if you will hear His voice�� Heb. 3:15
Heb. 3: 12-15: �Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called �Today,� lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: �Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.�
See �today� repeated five times in Heb. 3:7,13,15; 4:7. �Today� I should wait on God to hear His voice, and soften my heart.
God�s mercy is cancelling our past failures, and giving us �today.� Let us listen to God�s voice today, and commit ourselves to obey today � now. [see Israel�s rebellion � Num. 14. It was only 11 days� journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea which was at the edge of the promised land, Deut.1:2. Israel had reached Kadesh-barnea, from where God commanded them to turn back into the wilderness to wander for 40 years until those who rebelled would die. See the warnings for us in 1 Cor. 10:1-12.]
�if you will hear His voice�: The Holy Spirit speaks in our heart, opening up the Word to us, and revealing His will; He also speaks to us through the brethren.
�partakers of Christ� - may this be my portion, Lord: To hold the beginning of my confidence steadfast to the end, and be a partaker of Christ. Amen.
Thankful for your prayers,
- Brother Shibu in Yashua Mshiho,Berek Aloho! Thank you for your regularly posted,profound,spiritual and mystical observations and posts.They are a blessing to the entire group.Far to much time and space on this forum is given to the politics and squimishes between the Jacobites and the IOC.As our Lord states so clearly,"They will know you are my disciples by how much you love oneanother.Very pure and simple.
In the loving embrace of our Lord,God and Saviour Yashua Mshiho,