Hebrews Chapter 3

One of the take aways from this chapter is the writer’s encouragement for his readers’ steadfastness in faith, or our willingness to remain faithful, not to waiver, or be led astray by false or half-truths.  Today’s world is more divided than I have seen in my lifetime.  The lack of tolerance, the blatant disregard for truth, the acceptance and tolerance for sinful behavior and speech, and hatred for one another.  Even Christians are divided theologically, politically, and respect for those who disagree with one’s belief.  The Hebrews writer says, “…instead encourage one another daily…so that none of you may be hardened by sins deceitfulness…” (v. 13).  There is a lack of  love which Jesus lived and died for.  Satan is attacking us on many fronts and since he is the father of lies (John 8:44), he is determined to undermine the truth of Christ.  Christ is the truth (John 14:6) and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth (John 16:13).  So as Christians we must be committed to the WHOLE TRUTH, not just the partial truth to fit our own agendas.  We can’t just select which passage of Scripture which we like to justify our position and ignore the whole of Scripture and what it teaches.  Trust the Holy Spirit to teach us ALL things and not just listen to some people’s view of the issues.