The Sermon Continues: An Exhortation from Hebrews 3:7-8
Reading from God’s Word
Hebrews 3:7–8 ESV
7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,
Exhortation from God’s Word
God has spoken.
Hebrews begins with this truth: “in these last days [God] has spoken to us by his Son” (Heb 1:2).
God is speaking.
Hebrews 3:7 continues: “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says.”
Church - Listen!
Let us not be satisfied with what was heard yesterday, nor procrastinate for what may be heard tomorrow.
The phrase “if you hear” does not communicate an invitation to schedule as our calendar permits. Rather, it communicates God’s desire that we hear Him!
Church - Obey!
We, as God’s Church, are known as people who obey the voice of God! Obedience demonstrates that we believe God and take His Word seriously.
Let us not selectively hear/obey. Example: We have no reward if we love God and do not love one another.
May we pause now, read Hebrews 3:7-8 again, and ask God to help us hear and obey.