Monday, March 04, 2013

Memorization Monday - Hebrews 3:12-13

Heb 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.

I see a couple of important things in these verses. First, there is the warning to the brethren. I take that to mean fellow Christians. Now I don't believe that a true believer can ultimately fall from grace, but on the other hand, this is a pretty strong warning. It's a warning to be careful that we don't have an evil heart of unbelief. We shouldn't just presume upon God's grace with the plan that we can be disobedient and unbelieving.

Second, God calls an unbelieving heart an evil heart. Unbelief is the chiefest of evils. It is the evil that says to God, "I don't believe you are who you say you are and I don't believe you have the right to tell me how to live."

Third, I see the importance of the body. We are to encourage one another each day. Sin is deceitful and has a hardening effect on our lives and we need to be there for each other to help motivate one another to avoid sin and its effects on our lives.

If you would like to see the entire list of recommended verses from Hebrews to memorize in 2013, check here.

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