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Consequence of Unbelief

It’s not like we can loose our salvation for doubting God in moments we don’t understand Him.  After all, He welcomes our questioning, claiming to be able to handle anything that we bring to Him.  I believe this is true, that God wants us to cry out to Him from the very place we are today, but I also believe that He desires so much more for us. 

Ps 95 stopped me in my tracks this year as I have been looking at rest.  The Psalmist gives us a posture for beginning the day: “O come let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.  Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. (v.1-2) While the Lord can handle anything we bring to Him, His desire is for us to begin the day with joy, singing, gratitude and praise to Him.  Later on in the psalm we learn a starling truth: lack of gratitude leads to unrest. 

Speaking of the Israelites God says, “For 40 years I loathed that generation, and said they are a people whop err in their heart, and they do not know My ways.  Therefore I swore in My anger, Truly they shall not enter into My rest.”  Wow! The consequence of for lack of thankfulness and gratitude is not entering into the rest of God.  What was the “err in their heart” that upset the Lord so much? – unbelief.  Even though the Lord had provided for the people time and time again, they still doubted that He was on their side.  

What is your posture today?  Joy, singing, gratitude, praise OR unbelief???? 

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