Verse: Hebrews 3:15-19
As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.
Quick backstory: God got super mad at the group of Israelites he was leading because they saw the giant people in the land of Canaan and gave up all hope that they could enter and take over.
These are the same people who had seen God perform countless miracles and rescue them endlessly, yet they didn’t believe and obey what God wanted them to do. So instead of the rest of entering into Canaan that God had promised, they got nothing. God sent them through the wilderness until they died off. That’s a pretty solid grudge.
It’s really a shame. These folks knew God personally and had seen him at work. They had all the visible evidence in front of them. They had been promised everything and all they had to do was walk through the front door into the land of Canaan. God had promised to deliver it to them
Nobody likes to be mocked and ignored, including God, but that’s what the Israelites did, and what made him so mad.
Not to oversimplify this, but the message in this verse is pretty clear: God has promised us so much and wants to give it to us. For our part we have to believe and obey.