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Monday, May 22, 2017

TODAY, If You Hear HIS VOICE, Do Not Harden Your Hearts




Hebrews 4:1-16 NIV







A Sabbath-Rest for the People of GOD







1Therefore, since the promise of entering HIS Rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. 3Now we who have believed enter that rest, 



Just As GOD Has Said,



“So I Declared on oath in MAnger,
‘They shall never enter MRest.’ ”


And yet HIS Works Have Been Finished since the creation of the world. 



4For somewhere HE Has Spoken about the seventh day 

in these words:




“On the seventh day GOD Rested From all HIS WORKS.” 




5And again in the passage above HE Says, 




“They shall never enter MREST.”




6Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 7GOD Again Set a certain day, calling it 



Today.” 



This HE Did when a long time later HE Spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted:



“TODAY, if you hear HIS VOICE,
do not harden your hearts.”









8For if Joshua had given them rest, GOD Would Not Have Spoken later about another day. 9There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of GOD; 10for anyone who enters GOD’S Rest also rests from their works, Just As GOD Did From HIS. 11Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.



12 For The WORD of GOD Is Alive and Active. Sharper 

than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to 


dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges 


the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 









13 Nothing in all creation is hidden From GOD’S Sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before The Eyes of HIM To WHOM we must give account.





 


JESUS The Great High Priest






14Therefore, since we have GREAT HIGH PRIEST WHO Has Ascended Into Heaven, JESUS The SON of GOD, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 








15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to 

empathize with our weaknesses, but we 


have ONE WHO Has Been Tempted in every way, just 


as we are—yet HE Did Not Sin. 



16 Let us then approach GOD’S Throne of Grace with 

confidence, so that we may receive Mercy and find 


Grace to help us in our time of need.










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