“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did
not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” (Hebrews 4:2). One
once said, “It is wise to learn from your own mistakes as well as from the mistakes of
others.” In Hebrews 3 and 4, the writer takes us through explicit detail concerning the
disregard for truth. Under the leadership of Moses, the children of Israel heard the orders,
commands, and instructions from God’s servant but did not take heed to what they heard.
Thus fears, doubts, and eventually loss of life prevailed. How tragic it is when one walks
by sight only! Romans 15:4 says, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were
written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might
have hope.” Christ’s sacrifice brings us joy and hope. Let the fight of faith prevail so that
we can rest in His finished work.