Take care, brothers and sisters,
that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,
so as to forsake the living God.
Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,”
so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.
We have become partners of Christ
if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end. (Heb 3:12-14)
We walk a fine line every day of our lives with feet planted firmly on this soil marred by sin while longing for the day when we shall be freed from the trappings of sin in eternity with God.
In this sinful condition, it is extremely difficult to be faithful to the Lord.
We oftentimes delude ourselves thinking that what we are doing is good or charitable when, in reality, it is something that can lead us astray.
Our hearts need to remain pure, faithful, wholesome. Otherwise, we are in jeopardy of forsaking God and all that He has to offer to us.
It seems quite ludicrous to us, does it not, to think that a soul can reject ultimate love, ultimate beauty, ultimate joy?
However, the longer that a soul is steeped in sinful ways, the more the chance that the soul will reject God’s invitation to eternal life.
The author of Hebrews knew that. The letter was written to a people who grew weary with the demands of Christian life and who became more and more indifferent to their calling.
We live in the world. There is no way to avoid that.
How we live in this world, on the other hand can be controlled by each and every one of us.
FAITH ACTION: Choose one thing to do today that will show that you are a believer. It might be doing something good for a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a stranger, or even yourself. Pick one thing and do it.