Summary: To show that you are the one to decide if you have a harden or softened heart when you heard GOD's Words.
Have you heard and still able to rebel?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that you are the one to decide if you have a harden or softened heart when you heard GOD's Words.
Hebrews 3:16 (Amplified Bible)
3:16 For who were they who heard and yet were rebellious and provoked [Him]? Was it not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?
Thank GOD in everything, everywhere and every time.
Heard and yet rebelled
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Heard and yet rebelled
"For who were they who heard and yet were rebellious and provoked [Him]?"
Hebrews 3:9-10 (Amplified Bible)
3:9 Where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forbearance] and found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years.
3:10 And so I was provoked (displeased and sorely grieved) with that generation, and said, They always err and are led astray in their hearts, and they have not perceived or recognized My ways and become progressively better and more experimentally and intimately acquainted with them.
Numbers 14:2 (Amplified Bible)
14:2 All the Israelites grumbled and deplored their situation, accusing Moses and Aaron, to whom the whole congregation said, Would that we had died in Egypt! Or that we had died in this wilderness!
Numbers 26:65 (Amplified Bible)
26:65 For the Lord had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. There was not left a man of them except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
Only two of them were left alive: Caleb and Joshua from a population of 601,730.
Numbers 26:51 (Amplified Bible)
26:51 This was the number of the Israelites, 601,730.
B. All those who came out of Egypt
"Was it not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?"
Deuteronomy 1:36 (Amplified Bible)
1:36 Except [Joshua, of course, and] Caleb son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him and to his children I will give the land upon which he has walked, because he has wholly followed the Lord.
Joshua 14:7-11 (Amplified Bible)
14:7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to scout out the land. And I brought him a report as it was in my heart.
14:8 But my brethren who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the Lord my God.
14:9 And Moses swore on that day, Surely the land on which your feet have walked shall be an inheritance to you and your children always, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.