Read Hebrews 3:7-19 again.
- Verse 12 commands “brothers and sisters” not to have “a sinful and unbelieving heart.” The last phrase of verse 12 defines what a “sinful, unbelieving heart” is. What is it?
- What do you interpret the phrase “sinful, unbelieving heart” to mean?
- A “sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God” (v. 12b) would seem to be impossible for “brothers and sisters” (v. 12a). Why would the author of Hebrews use these phrases in the same verse to refer to the same people?
- How would you explain the apparent conflict between calling them “brothers and sisters” and warning them not to turn away from God?
- According to verse 13 what is the antidote to a sinful, unbelieving heart?