A promise of God’s rest

15
Nov

Hebrews 4:10-11—”For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.”

Are you aware that the Scripture contains a promise of God for our ability to enter into God’s rest?
Yes our daily lives have us running all day and every day of the week. But do we heed the Word of God by taking some rest just as God illustrated while making the earth and all in it? The Israelites heard the Word but did not pay heed but it did not profit them, because it was not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. Because of their disobedience they failed.

We may feel well rested, even feel invincible at times and take on more than our body can handle. But we must remember that God made us in His image and we should rest, just like He did. If we have tough days, we must remember to set aside a day or couple of days after this period to replenish ourselves.

So even if we have been disobedient in this regard until now, our God is merciful and kind. ‘He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.”’
‘For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience… And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.’
In Jesus, we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Let us enter into God’s rest after having rested from our labors of this world.

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