God's Warning Signs
by Asst. Pastor Willie A. Handy | March 14, 2014Today, if you will hear His voice: “Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, as in the day of trial in the wilderness, Psalm 95:7b-8
Let me ask you a question this morning. Why is it that some people don’t heed warnings? For example, we can see a sign that says “Wet Paint” or “Do not touch” and what do some people do, they touch it to see if the paint is truly wet or not. Riding down the road, we see a sign that says “Bridge out, turn around now", and some people would get as close as they could to the bridge to verify the truth of the sign.
What is it about warning signs we just don’t believe? The writer of Hebrews gives us a warning "Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away” (Hebrews 2:1). In other words, we must pay close attention to the things written in God’s word, the Bible; because if we don’t we will drift away from the truth. Psalms 95 gives us a warning as well, in the first part God gives His people an invitation to come and praise Him. Then in the second part God gives His people a warning of the danger of not praising the Lord.
Still with the warning and the example, some of God’s people will not praise Him. The danger about which God warns us is that of hardening of the heart. To harden one’s heart means to refuse to obey. Let us not harden our heart against the invitation of singing praises to our Savior for all He has done for us. For He is the Rock of our Salvation.