Guard your potentiality in reality
Hebrews 3:7-15
How do you know you hear his voice? You do not harden your heart. How do you know you do not harden your heart? You exhort yourself and any
Published June 30th, 2022
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For those who harden their hearts against God wrath comes, but for those who hear God, Jesus is our portion.
Hebrews 3:7-15
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, b “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 c forty years.
Therefore I was provoked with that generation,
and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart;
they have not known my ways.’
d As I swore in my wrath,
‘They shall not enter my rest.’”
Take care, brothers,
lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart,
leading you to fall away from e the living God.
But f exhort one another every day,
as long as it is called “today,”
that none of you may be hardened by g the deceitfulness of sin.
For we have come to share in Christ,
h if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
As it is said, b “Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
works being associated with wrath. It is an adulterous generation that looks for a sign. And adulterous generations also receive them.
a parallel between 7-8 and 9-10. It is an interesting parallel, suggesting equitable results of wrath matching the preceding parallel actions of mutiny.
Not sold on the Ac/Pur but it does the best job of reflecting the potentiality behind "lest".
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