Tuesday January 11, 2022

Tuesday – January 11th – Hebrews 3:10-11     -----      
3:10) Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, 'They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.' 
11) So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest.' " 
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Happy Tuesday to you! Our inspirational thought today speaks to the very heart of the tactics of our spiritual enemy. C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters presents the concept of complacency as being the crown jewel of Satan’s warfare against believers. More damage is done to the soul of a believer when they are so-so in their convictions than even when they are sinning with gusto. The book of Revelation reveals that a church (or person) that is lukewarm is worthless in the Kingdom of Heaven. Our living a life of complacency can also become contiguous to other Christians as well. When we sin others will see our action and potentially resist when similar temptations come their way, but when we are complacent others will be more willing join us in our inactions.

     In our pick verses today, we conclude the retelling of Psalm 95 and how we are called to a faith greater than our ancestors. Every Jewish person of Jesus’ day knew the sins of their ancestors in the wilderness escape from Egypt. Their consistent and continual rebellion against God’s protection and plan for their future inheritance would eventually lead to their destruction. Their insistence on the comforts of “now” took precedence over their willingness to delay self-gratification as God led them safely to the Promised Land. These verses remind us that it is possible to backslide from God. The wilderness people were not faithful, they rebelled and rejected against what God offered. Because they chose to disobey, they would not enjoy the blessedness God had planned for them. Instead, they wandered for 40 years until all the rebellious died in the wilderness. God calls us to a greater faith, especially when we have the failed example of the rebellious Israelites.

  Pastor Jim
Wednesday – January 12th – Hebrews 3:12-15

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Location 2003). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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