Hebrews 3:16-19 – For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Unbelief is a silent killer for the life of the believer and unbeliever alike. You may not believe what God is up to but you must believe He can do anything. The writer of Hebrews is aware of the notable exceptions of Joshua and Caleb, who did not take part in the general failure of unbelief. The simple consideration of these questions and answers should have a profound influence on any who might be tempted to leave the despised minority of true Christians for the vast majority of people who have an outward form of religion but deny the power of godliness. Is the majority always right? In this chapter of Israel’s history, only two were right and over half a million were wrong!
The point of all this is obvious, believe in God and live! You may have your moments of doubt but I pray you never disobey the Lord. As the father of a demon-posessed son said to Jesus in Mark 9:24 … “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” sometimes you need help with your unbelief and doubt. Your challenge today is to rehearse these words “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” whenever you feel yourself compromising your obedience to the Lord. Focus on what you know to be true and to be right then ask God to help you in the areas of your weaknesses. There is a rest that awaits for the lover of the Lord and I believe that rest is available even now for those who place their faith and trust in God. Today obey, today believe, today see victory in your walk with Jesus. God bless you and keep you.