We are reminded how important it is to encourage one another to remain in the faith.

We are reminded how important it is to encourage one another to remain in the faith.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 3:12-19

ESV Text: Hebrews 3:12-19

Hebrews 3:12–19 (Listen)

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said,


  “Today, if you hear his voice,
  do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:18 and ends at about 2:20

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12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; 15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 396 :
Oh, For a Faith That Will Not Shrink

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1. Oh, for a faith that will not shrink 
Tho’ pressed by many a foe; 
That will not tremble on the brink 
Of poverty or woe; 

2. That will not murmur nor complain 
Beneath the chast’ning rod, 
But in the hour of grief or pain 
Can lean upon its God; 

3. A faith that shines more bright and clear 
When tempests rage without; 
That, when in danger, knows no fear, 
In darkness feels no doubt; 

4. That bears unmoved the world’s dread frown 
Nor heeds its scornful smile; 
That sin’s wild ocean cannot drown 
Nor Satan’s arts beguile; 

5. A faith that keeps the narrow way 
Till life’s last spark is fled 
And with a pure and heavenly ray 
Lights up the dying bed. 

6. Lord give us such a faith as this; 
And then, whate’er may come, 
We’ll taste e’en now the hallowed bliss 
Of an eternal home. 


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