Hebrews 3:16 Some But Not All

Hebrews 3:16 (KJV)
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

I imagine that the most challenging thing we go through in a time of trouble is to major on the good things. When problems come we believe we have to address them. They have to be our focus:

  • The problem demands it
  • Responsibilities seems to assume it
  • Others expect it

It feels like, if the trouble isn’t first in our thoughts, we will never get through the trouble.

But we are never encouraged to count our troubles, only God’s thoughts toward us.

Psalms 139:17-18
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Israel had some who provoked God to wrath in Moses’ day. Some. Even most. But not all of them.

It would be better to turn our attention upon those who did not cause problems instead of the troublemakers.

 

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Hebrews 3:16 Some But Not All

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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