Exposition of Psalm 95: Hearing God’s Word in Faith
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,
“Oh, that today you would listen as he speaks!
“Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness.
“There your fathers tested me and tried me, and they saw my works for forty years.
“Therefore, I became provoked at that generation and said, ‘Their hearts are always wandering and they have not known my ways.’
“As I swore in my anger, ‘They will never enter my rest!’”
See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God. But exhort one another each day, as long as it is called “Today,” that none of you may become hardened by sin’s deception. For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end. As it says,
“Oh, that today you would listen as he speaks! Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
For which ones heard and rebelled? Was it not all who came out of Egypt under Moses’ leadership? And against whom was God provoked for forty years? Was it not those who sinned, whose dead bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did he swear they would never enter into his rest, except those who were disobedient? So we see that they could not enter because of unbelief.