Hebrews 3:4-6, 16-19
For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast… Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

Moses is considered the father of all prophets by the Jews because of the role he played in freeing the 2.5 million enslaved Israelites from the clutches of the Egyptian pharaoh and leading them to the promised land, Israel. This has brought him the love and respect of Israelites till this day and the blessing ‘may you live to be 120′ is what the Jews use till today to bless each other, a reflection of Moses’ age and accomplishments. The second aspect is the followers of Moses who were ungrateful and hard hearted. They complained from the moment they left Egypt, rebelled continually as they journeyed with Moses, were punished by God to death and still some fell away. What do these stories have for us today and what is God saying to us?

I’ve often wondered why I could not just inherit a significant amount of wealth and live my life stress-free. The Israelites who were given a free pass to leave Israel by God got such an inheritance and what did they do with it? Squandered it, misused it and spat right in its face and therefore took 40 years to travel the distance they actually needed just 2 weeks for and most of them lost their lives. That reflects us and how we deal with things given freely to us. The next issue is that we need to put our trust in things seen rather than not. Putting our trust in Moses and the apostles is much easier than putting our trust in God because they lived, their faithfulness is recorded for us to believe, they are revered and so can we. With God there is a leap of faith because we have to move our trust from man to an unseen, all powerful, holy and majestic person who we cannot see and comprehend. However, until we are able to overcome our unbelief, we will never receive God fully into our lives and will live like the wayward Israelites with the certainty of death and destruction.

In His Loving Service,

Numbers 14:11 The LORD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?

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  1. Thanks, Vineet, for encouraging us to trust and believe in God, who we see with the eyes of our hearts! 🙂 God bless you!

  2. Wow, what great questions! 🙂 I accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord 23 years ago. The reason for my passion? Vineet . . .I don’t think I realized that I am intensely passionate. It’s not something that I set out specifically to be, but more something that He does, brings out of me, each time He draws me closer and closer to Himself. And I find that I can never be close enough. He has saved my life, quite literally, and continues to save me each day. I see myself in the lost, the hurting , the suffering and so much want them to come to this Jesus too. 🙂 Hope that answered your questions okay!

    • ServantBoy says:

      The reason I asked is to know and to share with readers what real Christians are about. Hearing from me is one thing but hearing from other passionate Christians is such an encouragement. I’m amazed to see how God has taken broken people like you and I to use for His glory and I’m grateful to God for placing you in my spiritual walk. Thank you for being an encouragement and role model to me as I try to live out my faith. 23 years of walking with Jesus as your Savior seems like an eternity to me and I look forward to that and many more years of faithful service.

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