Take care brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God…And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient?
Hebrews 3: 12, 18 ESV
It is clear then that unbelief is characterized by disobedience. And what are the conclusive characteristics of disobedience? Consciously shutting out the voice of God from speaking truth to your heart and soul. For the voice of God is the unequivocal Word of God. As God intended, our hearts are our spiritual receptors established by God for his counsel and purpose. His voice, while clear and unambiguous, is most often gentle and always spoken in love. A restrictive heart hardened by unbelief and incessant self-righteous refusal to listen won’t hear his voice.
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears… and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him…
Hebrews 5: 7-9 ESV
Jesus, while here in the flesh, was totally obedient to God being empowered by his reverence for God, for he lived without sin demonstrating unequivocal obedience by his lifelong journey to and suffering on the cross.
The living Word of God, who is Christ Jesus, the ascended Son of God, and the Holy Spirit are our forever source of all truth and understanding, the sustenance of our obedience. They serve as our heart connection to the heavenly realm, the Kingdom of God where we can walk confidently in obedience to his truth.
And bearing the scars of Gods stamp of approval Christ now sits in righteous perfection at the right hand of God, the unquenchable source of all truth and perfect love forever. And his voice speaks to the heart first where it is either rejected in unbelief or welcomed in faith and trust holding fast to the promise of eternal hope and a magnificent future.
Dear Lord, may you make your path to our hearts clear and straight forward. Amen
A F Fischer