the unbelieving heart

See to it, my brothers, that no evil, unbelieving heart is found in any of you, as shown by your turning away from the living God. [Hebrews 3:12 ISV]

In the context of a forty year Israeli wilderness experience the writer speaks to us about our hearts. He indicates that the unregenerate and unbelieving heart will eventually turn away from God in the wilderness. We all have seen this play out when times are tough and friends turn away from God.

In contrast we have also seen the glory of those who have endured, believing in God, under hellish experiences. In my view, people who actually know God, have a heart relationship with him, cannot turn away from him. Those who are born from above have new hearts that are incapable of unbelief.

Give us wisdom Lord that we might be instruments of love and grace to an unbelieving world.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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