The Danger Of Unbelief

DAILY VITAMIN

The Danger Of Unbelief

“So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” (Hebrews 3:19)

The scripture says that whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14:23), and sin is a reproach to the people (Proverbs 14:34). As such, unbelief is sin; and with it comes no good thing at all, because it keeps you living in the denial of the reality of God’s truth.

John already told us that those who do not believe in the Son are already condemned (John 3:36). But those are for the outsiders; and it doesn’t end there. There is also imminent danger for the believer- the called out ones –who still indulge in this practice of unbelief; even if it’s just a moment of doubt and negligence towards all God has said.

In our theme scripture, those concerned were not the heathens. The writer was speaking about the chosen people of Israel. God had chosen the Jews above every other people on the earth, made them a promise, and was bent on fulfilling it; but as we are told they could not possess it because they didn’t believe, and as a result walked in disobedience and stiffneckedness. And this has ruined many believers also as it did Josiah.

Josiah was loved of God and loved God too. He did everything perfectly every day of his life in the sight of God, except one day when he failed to discern God’s will, and tried to fight against its fulfilment. And like him most times we forget that when we try to fight or resist God’s will, it’s Him we are actually picking a fight against. The scripture says “Josiah refused to believe that Neco’s message was from God” (2 Chronicles 35:22 TLB). And as a result, the enemy struck him down (v.23). He was defenseless against the enemy because he refused to believe God’s Word when it came to him.

I’m not telling you to just blatantly accept anything that is thrown your way by people; No! We are told to test the spirit of their words with the Word of God and by the Spirit of God in us to ascertain whether or not it is what God is saying to us at that instant (1 John 4:1). In the same way, he could have enquired to know if it was God speaking, but he didn’t, choosing instead to disbelieve on the premise of what he assumed, and paid dearly for it. Remember Acts 5:39; “…if it be God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God”. However, you on the other hand can discern by the Spirit of God what is His will at all times; hence, when you do, don’t ever think of doubting it.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the Word of your grace, and for the gift of faith to believe it wholeheartedly. I trust your Word, and I trust you, because your will for me is always of good and not of evil. And so by your Spirit, I ask that you help me walk constantly in the knowledge of your will for me, and by that live in its fulfilment every day of my life, in Jesus Name. Amen.

DAILY VITAMIN

The Danger Of Unbelief

“So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” (Hebrews 3:19)

The scripture says that whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14:23), and sin is a reproach to the people (Proverbs 14:34). As such, unbelief is sin; and with it comes no good thing at all, because it keeps you living in the denial of the reality of God’s truth.

John already told us that those who do not believe in the Son are already condemned (John 3:36). But those are for the outsiders; and it doesn’t end there. There is also imminent danger for the believer- the called out ones –who still indulge in this practice of unbelief; even if it’s just a moment of doubt and negligence towards all God has said.

In our theme scripture, those concerned were not the heathens. The writer was speaking about the chosen people of Israel. God had chosen the Jews above every other people on the earth, made them a promise, and was bent on fulfilling it; but as we are told they could not possess it because they didn’t believe, and as a result walked in disobedience and stiffneckedness. And this has ruined many believers also as it did Josiah.

Josiah was loved of God and loved God too. He did everything perfectly every day of his life in the sight of God, except one day when he failed to discern God’s will, and tried to fight against its fulfilment. And like him most times we forget that when we try to fight or resist God’s will, it’s Him we are actually picking a fight against. The scripture says “Josiah refused to believe that Neco’s message was from God” (2 Chronicles 35:22 TLB). And as a result, the enemy struck him down (v.23). He was defenseless against the enemy because he refused to believe God’s Word when it came to him.

I’m not telling you to just blatantly accept anything that is thrown your way by people; No! We are told to test the spirit of their words with the Word of God and by the Spirit of God in us to ascertain whether or not it is what God is saying to us at that instant (1 John 4:1). In the same way, he could have enquired to know if it was God speaking, but he didn’t, choosing instead to disbelieve on the premise of what he assumed, and paid dearly for it. Remember Acts 5:39; “…if it be God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God”. However, you on the other hand can discern by the Spirit of God what is His will at all times; hence, when you do, don’t ever think of doubting it.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the Word of your grace, and for the gift of faith to believe it wholeheartedly. I trust your Word, and I trust you, because your will for me is always of good and not of evil. And so by your Spirit, I ask that you help me walk constantly in the knowledge of your will for me, and by that live in its fulfilment every day of my life, in Jesus Name. Amen.