6 … but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son.
And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.
7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
on the day of testing in the wilderness,
14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
15 As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled?
The author is expressing the supremacy of Christ.
He is over God’s house!
The author also expresses the significance of believers.
They are God’s house!
But there are a couple of “if’s” mentioned …
“If” we hold confidence in “Hope”.
“If” we hear his voice and do not “Harden our Heart”.
Where is my confidence?
Am I confident in Christ’s supremacy?
Am I so hopeful in this confidence that I actually boast in it?
I will boast in those things I am most confident in.
Also, do I hear his voice?
I must consider the tenderness of my heart if not.
Even those who saw many works and wonders of God still rebelled and did not make it to the promised land
Seeing God work wonders does not make me confidence.
Seeing God as my Supreme Savior gives me confidence!
God has made me, and believers in Him, His house.
Am I a confident dwelling place of God Himself?
God, soften my heart
Help me hear your voice
Make my confidence always be in you
In Jesus name