Is unbelief evil?

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 3:7-19; 4:1-13 (day seven)
“Take care, brothers, that there not be in any one of you an EVIL, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.”  (3:12)  Is unbelief evil?  Most don’t think so.  Part of sin’s deceptiveness.  ( See v 13.)  Sin whispers that we are morally free to say “yes” or “no” to God without liability.  We are victims, not rebels.  To believe this lie, rather than God, is to side with evil.  It is an insult to God.  He DESERVES to be trusted.  It is evil in essence AND outcome. Hebrews 3 tells how the children of Israel failed to enter God’s rest because of unbelief.  Warning!  It is no small matter to stop trusting God. Even after years of faithful obedience, the results are devastating. Christ is the “Alpha and the Omega”.  People who are in Christ both “start and finish” this race.  It is evil to never trust God. . .even worse to start and then stop.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. As one who understands the danger of not trusting God, I can honestly say that I prefer the trusting part. Walking out of His will leads to nothing but pain and anguish. As I grow more in His love, I can see the real need for a deep and abiding, trustful relationship with my God.

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