In our reading today we will look at a passage cited in the New Testament. A warning about hardening our hearts. Hardening our heart is a dangerous thing and it is entirely up to us. We are the ones who harden our hearts.We harden our hearts when we choose to walk in disobedience to God rather than walk in obedience. In Psalm 95:7-11 the Psalmist warns about the generation that believed the evil report of the ten spies in Numbers 13, 14. But as the passage reveals it was not just that act that hardened their hearts. In Psalm 95:10 it says that that generation grieved God the whole forty years. They were constantly grieving the heart of God. Another thing I think is interesting is that when this passage is cited in the New Testament, the inspired writer of Hebrews says it was the Third Person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit who inspired the Psalmist to write it down. Saint’s, let’s walk in obedience to God and keep our hearts tender.
In our reading today we complete Romans 11, the warning from Paul that God is not finished with Israel. He is not finished with Israel, in fact their brightest days are ahead. I challenge you to read the Old Testament prophets, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zephaniah, Zechariah and the rest and discover that many of the prophecies have not been fulfilled. Some were fulfilled by his first coming. The rest will be fulfilled in the days immediately preceding the return of Christ and His Millennial reign. All Israel shall be saved. Romans 11:26-29 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.