FEAR and UNBELIEF ARE ENEMIES
Job 3:25: 25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
• Fear also gives birth to unbelief
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
FAITH IS IN THE HEART.
Romans 10:8: But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach
EVEN SO, UNBELIEF IS A SIN OF THE HEART
• The Bible calls Unbelief and evil heart
• Unbelief compromises and steals our Faith
Heb 3:12: Take heed, (Listen and pay attention) brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
• The author is addressing brethren — Christians
• He’s not addressing sinners but partakers of the heavenly calling,
In Vs. 13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
So, Paul ties these scriptures all together:
• an evil heart of unbelief,
• hardening of the heart,
• departing from the living God
OUR HEARTS CAN LEAD US AWAY FROM THE LORD
• When we refuse to believe Him
• If we persist God will leave us alone in our sin
• BUT GOD CAN GIVE US NEW HEARTS
Ezekiel 36: 26-27 says: A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
WORRY, DOUBT, AND FEAR ARE GOOD BREEDING GROUNDS FOR UNBELIEF
TRUST AND LORD AND DON’T WORRY
• The Lord wants us to trust Him
JESUS DESIRES OUR FAITH, OBEDIENCE AND TRUST.
“For without faith, it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb. 11:6).
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Now, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.