Hebrews 3:5-9

In the mystery of the spiritual journey we begin to experience the paradox of a broadening horizon, but a narrowing pilgrimage. The self-directed, autonomous soul does not like this coming within reach of a sovereign, all-knowing God. There is almost a battle of the wills here to see who is God and who is not. Here we truly see our own will in a new way. Here we feel the building tension in this challenging, but significant stage of the spiritual journey.



  1. In what ways can you be stubborn?
  2. Why do followers of Jesus take it so personally when people are at this stage? How can you positively relate to someone in this stage?
  3. If you gave your life to God do you think you would be miserable or do you think that life would be better?