What Moses Found

3:4 For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God. 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Spirit (o. pneuma) says, today if all of you will hear his voice, 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, they do always go astray in their heart; and they have not known my ways. (Hebrews 3:4-10 KJV)

          Most Christians today are not pressured to return to Judaism, but we are still in danger of drawing back from commitment to Jesus Christ. Our own desires and the attractions of a secular culture grow stronger and stronger. We want to follow Christ, but the cost seems to get higher all the time. We are happy to accept God’s free gift of eternal life and forgiveness by believing in Jesus, but we don’t want to go much further. It’s too risky. Our society can tolerate a Christian. It has even become respectable to embrace a religious interest (as long as we keep it private). What our secular society doesn’t like is a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ. We are challenged to be obedient to Jesus as Lord in every area of life, but we draw back when we see what it will cost. Our time, our resources, our career path will be under new leadership. Jesus will be in charge, not us! So we simply settle back into a comfortable sleep.

          Back in the day (in Black communities), almost everyone went to church on Sunday (this included young adults). To some young adults, not going to church or not wanting to go to church, chanced making your parents angry. To others, it was a natural thing to do plus to participate in other activities the church had. In other words, every Sunday the church was crowded and on special Sundays the church had standing room only. My childhood city had eight or nine large Black churches, and this was how it was.

          What happen in the above Bible passage is Moses have found the younger people beginning to worship idols and is leaning away from what they were taught. That is very prevalent today. There are very few young people that faithfully move in a religious way. They would rather party, stay up all night or almost all night (when and if they are not working), and sleep most of the day. They do not have a sound foundation of moral fortitude to keep them on the right path or to even feel guilt or remorse when they do wrong.

          I say to the younger generation, get right with God, stay true to God, and become the leaders this country, this world need. Without God and the belief in Jesus Christ, we will be a lost society, like a ship without a rudder and become as smoke in a strong wind. God have mercy on all our souls. 


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