"Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: Today if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:" - Hebrews 3:7-8
"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God." - Hebrews 3:12
In Hebrews 3 we see two wrong conditions of the heart - a hard heart and an unbelieving heart. In the wilderness, a hard heart caused the Israelites to rebel. A person with a hard heart cannot believe God easily, which is a major problem because everything we received from God comes through believing. To receive from Him, we must come to Him in simple, childlike faith and just believe.
The atonement of Jesus Christ cannot work in us if we have a hard, unbelieving heart.
We call ourselves believers, but the truth is, there are a lot of "unbelieving believers." For some reason when we ponder on the promises made to us through covenants we think that we are unworthy and so we don't believe or trust in Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ.
Even Moses arrived at the place in the wilderness where he was slow of heart to believe God. That's why we have to stay sharp spiritually if we are going to be quick to believe and to walk in faith day by day. We must be careful to go from faith to faith and not begin to mix in any doubt and unbelief.
It is amazing to watch friends and family come to a point in their lives when they become a believing believer. Victor's sister, Sandy and her children Nico and Raquel have been taking the discussions. I have watched as they have grown and progressed. Sandy and her children have become believing believers and trust that Jesus Christ will redeem them. Because of their faith they have decided to become members of the Church.
Their baptismal date is September 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
Our older brother, Jesus Christ, longs to be the restorer of our souls. We need to trust and believe in Him; letting him into those areas of our lives that no one else can ever reach. Ask Him to change you into the person after His heart, a person who has the same kind of heart that He has.