DESERT // LENT D::9

[ READING :: Hebrews 3:7-19 ]

It’s interesting to me how verse 8 of Hebrews chapter 3 states, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion during the time of testing in the wilderness, where your ancestors tested and tried me though for forty days they saw what i did.” It starts off with, “do not harden YOUR heart as YOU did” but quickly moves into, “where your ANCESTORS...”

It seems to me that the author of Hebrews gets the fact that their story is our story. That we are prone to wander in the wilderness and we are bent to unbelief and faithlessness as we (humanity) have always been.

This passage gives us a glimpse into the faithfulness of God but firmly helps us to see our tendency to wandering faithlessness. And this is exactly what i want to meditate on this week as i focus on the Desert and what i would be if it were not for Jesus.

? How have you hardened your heart against the Lord?