Summary: To hear GOD's Words everyday from your personal devotions, bible studies, fellowships and church services.
Are you having your devotions everyday?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To hear GOD's Words everyday from your personal devotions, bible studies, fellowships and church services.
Hebrews 3:15 (Amplified Bible)
3:15 Then while it is [still] called Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion [in the desert, when the people provoked and irritated and embittered God against them].
Daily understand GOD's Words for you.
While still called today
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. Hear His Voice
"Then while it is [still] called Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it,"
Hear is "akouo" in Greek meaning:
1. to be endowed with the faculty of hearing, not deaf
2. to hear
3. to hear something
Voice is "phone" in Greek meaning: (most probably where we get the word "phone")
1. a sound, a tone
2. a voice
Hebrews 3:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
3:7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice,
3:8 Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness,
Before telephone was ever invented or it's types, or before Alexander Graham Bell did existed before eternity past GOD has already "spoken" to us by His Voice, it's now our tiny response to "hear" from Him, now He speaks to us thru the HOLY SPIRIT under Grace reminding us His Words.
B. Do not harden your heart
"do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion [in the desert, when the people provoked and irritated and embittered God against them]"
Harden is "skleruno" in Greek meaning: (verb) so it's something that we decide upon based on our attitude upon the Word.
1. to make hard, harden
2. to render obstinate, stubborn
3. To make hard or more hard; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden iron or steel; to harden clay.
So God is said to harden the heart, when we withdraws the influences of his spirit from men, and leaves them to pursue their own corrupt inclinations. (Webster Dictionary)
Practice every day or every moment or chance you can to "hear" His Voice by reading, memorizing,studying, hearing, meditating His Words, or else not to fall into a "hardened" state.
Acts 19:9 (Amplified Bible)
19:9 But when some became more and more stubborn (hardened and unbelieving), discrediting and reviling and speaking evil of the Way [of the Lord] before the congregation, he separated himself from them, taking the disciples with him, and went on holding daily discussions in the lecture room of Tyrannus from about ten o’clock till three.