Toxic Unbelief vs. Liberating Faith

8 Aug

Consider Heb 4:11, “Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.”  NASB   The principal thing that prevented the Israelites from entering into the Promised Land was unbelief and it has the potential to prevent us from living in the heavenlies.

If unbelief is that toxic, then what is it?   Just one area of unbelief is the striving, sweating, and ‘adrenal’ lives we live… even our Christianity can be frenetic… much more than we realize.  So how do we express our unbelief?

Try this example: If you were to make a promise to your son, it would be silly for him to ask you again.  If he did, you would probably remind him that you already promised.  His continued asking could be construed as unbelief.

When Jehovah has promised to be our ‘jireh’ (provider), we must “be diligent” to enter into resting in His kind intentions toward us.  Unbelief is toxic, but Jesus said, faith is a powerful liberator, “According to your faith be it unto you” (see Matt 9:29).

Let’s begin by just believing that our kind Father wants to show His gracious love and provision to us.  Try this phrase: “My life is a no-sweat zone”.

— MLH

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