Rom. 10:17, NKJV
Stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry
These are the words of the prophet Samuel to Saul: “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.” (1 Sam. 15:23, NKJV) How stubborn are you?
A fool has no delight in understanding
‘A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart.’ (Prov 18:2, NKJV) Do you delight in expressing your own heart?
The man has become like one of Us
‘Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil . . .”’ (Gen. 3:22a, NKJV) Do you recognise the nature of knowing good and evil in you?
But everything is naked and exposed
‘And no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.’ (Heb. 4:13, NET) Are you truly aware of your nakedness before God?
For He knew what was in man
‘But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.’ (John 2:24-25, NKJV) What is it that Jesus knows is in you?
But he had leprosy
‘Now Naaman . . . was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.’ (2 Kings 5:1, NIV) Do you know what the leprosy is in you?
If we neglect so great a salvation
‘For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation . . .?’ (Heb. 2:2-3a, NKJV) Have you neglected so great a salvation?