Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday Night Bible Study

We have been studying through the Book of Hebrews and last night we looked at this passage:

Hebrews 3:12-13 "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."

Notice the correlation between unbelief and sin.

Way back in the Garden of Eden when Satan tempted Adam and Eve, his ploy was to try to get them to doubt God. Basically, Satan told them, "Did God really mean what He said? All that stuff about eating fruit and dying ... did He really mean that?" That element of doubt is what sealed it for Adam and Eve.

The same tactic is used on Christian believers today. We know what God expects and demands, but Satan asks us, "Does God really mean that? Surely He'll let you slide on this."

We need to encourage one another to keep believing. Things may get tough, circumstances may get difficult, and we may find ourselves in a whirlwind of discouraging events. But God is still God, and He is still in control. He has not forgotten or forsaken us. Keep on believing!

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