Hebrews 4:2a– For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (AMP).
In spite of some 50 years of baking, I still make the occasional boo-boo. This week, it was the tea biscuits. They did not raise one iota. They were as flat as pancakes and as heavy as rocks. I was convinced that it was not my fault. That is—until I found the baking powder sitting forlorn and unused upon the cupboard shelf.
Lots of folks have heard about Jesus, God’s Son, Lord and Saviour to many. But they haven’t believed in Jesus because, like the Israelites of old, they have no faith mixed in with that good news. Their baking powder is missing. They’ve chosen flat, hard biscuits. Are we any different? Sure we expect to go to heaven when we die, but do we expect God to play a significant part in our life right now? Why not?
Mark 9:24–At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord I believe! [Constantly} help my weakness of faith (AMP).
Prayer: Father God, help our unbelief. In Jesus’ name. Amen.