Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.

One translation says the message was not mixed with faith.

Jesus had important things to say about the responsibility on those of us who hear. The seed of the Word, when sown, does not always fall into responsive ‘soil’.

In Luke 8:18 He says,

Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”

Warren Wiersbe writes: ‘Spend time daily reading the Word and meditating on it, always applying its truths to your heart. One day you will give account to God for what you have done with His Word, so be faithful.’ (‘With the Word’, p.815).

PRAYER: Lord grant that I should not fail to enter everything you have for me because of unbelief. I pray that my heart will be ‘good soil’, where your Word is mixed with faith and translated into obedience.