Take care, my dear family, that none of you should possess an evil and unbelieving heart, leading you to withdraw from the living God. But encourage one another every day, as long as it’s called “Today,” so that none of you may become hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
So we can see that it was their unbelief that prevented them from entering.
In a sense, we could say that all sin emanates from a lack of belief that God has our best interests at heart.
This is one thing we could use reminding of every day which would definitely fall under the category of encouragement.
Instead of giving in to those questioning voices of, “Did God really say…?” and “Does God really care about you?” or “Does God really want what’s best for you? Sure doesn’t look like it,” we can rest assured by the true voice “I love you more than you know,” “I work everything out for good,” I only want what’s best for you,” and “I just want to grow you into Me.”
May we remind each other daily of what is true and good and beautiful.
That everything we do matters.
That we are loved merely due to the fact that we exist.
In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria