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Don”t Let Your Heart Be Hardened (Hebrews 3:7-19)

Tony FelichTony Felich, May 15, 2005
Part of the Exposition of Hebrews series, preached at a Morning Worship service


The genuineness of your faith is revealed by your receptivity to God’s word and the direction it gives.

Keys to guarding against a hard heart:

1. Know the Scriptures!
~ Inspired, inerrant, infallible
~ Unified message that is always relevant
~Tells the truth about sin (politically correct or not!)

2. Give and receive biblical Accountability!
~ “Daily” exhortation to and from one another
~ Don’t be fooled – the stakes couldn’t be higher!

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Hebrews 3:7-19

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,

“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
on the day of testing in the wilderness,
where your fathers put me to the test
and saw my works for forty years.
10 Therefore I was provoked with that generation,
and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart;
they have not known my ways.’
11 As I swore in my wrath,
‘They shall not enter my rest.’”

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said,

“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief. (ESV)

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