March 23, Reading 2 – Psalm 94, 95

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SAA Notes

O God who avenges! Sometime in life you will need to know that God is a God who avenges! This is the Lord whom you can safely make your fortress, the rock in whom you take refuge. Psalm 95 is a psalm with great thoughts of praise. It also contains a very sober warning.

SJA Notes

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts,”

BELIEF and UNBELIEF.

REST and NO REST.

These are two states, and two endpoints. And we see them, these absolutes, in both of the Psalms today.

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts,”

This exhortation is repeated twice in Hebrews 3, as the author speaks of REST and NO REST.

We read in Psalm 95,

“Therefore I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.'”

In Hebrews 3 again we read,

“So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.”

Enter what? God’s REST.

Why? Because of UNBELIEF.

This is great witnessing cry to the nations, one for us to cry to those around us, and to make sure for ourselves.

Because either we end this life on earth with REST or we end it with NO REST.

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts,”

So let us tell those around us that UNBELIEF will only end in NO REST, but that trust in and obedience of the Almighty Holy God (BELIEF) will end in REST.

Turn to Jesus! He saves us from unbelief and brings us into His rest.

* God Above,

Hallelujah! What a Saviour You are!

Thank You for saving us from unbelief.

Please soften our hearts to hear Your word today.

Please open the eyes and unplug the ears of those around us, that they might know and love You, that they might be saved.

Amen.

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