Scripture Reference: Hebrews 3:7-19
Repeated words: “today”; “provoke”
EXAMPLES FROM THE PAST (vv 7-11)
A “hardened heart” of disbelief —> distracted; one of disbelief
Rebellion and revolt that causes bitterness
The children of Israel who were to be “His delight”
Tries and tests God (v8) <trial, examination>
Tries; puts to the test; tempt
Having seen God’s works for forty years
He swore this generation would not enter rest
ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE PRESENT (vv 12-13)
A Believing Heart
Protection from wrong things; no time in the Word/prayer
EVIDENCES FOUND IN PERSISTENCE (v 14)
A Transformed Heart
Holds fast until the end
One last reminder —> vv 15-19
Today . . . while it is today
What is the word for you?
Encourage One Another
What is the warning?
What does a hardened heart look like?
Not taking care
Not encouraging and being encouraged