The Christian’s Sabbath Rest, Part 2

Sabbath Rest Part 2

Hebrews 4

1 Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, anyone of you may seem to have come shortof it. 
2 For indeed we have had goodnews preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in thosewho heard. 
3 For we who have believedenter that rest, just as He has said, “AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,” although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. 
4 For He has said somewhereconcerning the seventh day: “AND GODRESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS “; 
5 and again in thispassage, “THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.” 
6 Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerlyhad good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, 
7 He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” sayingthrough David after so long a time just as has been said before, “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDENYOUR HEARTS.” 
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. 
9 Sothere remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 
10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also restedfrom his works, as God did from His. 
11Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so * that no one will fall, throughfollowing the same example of disobedience.
12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughtsand intentions of the heart. 
13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but allthings are open and laid bare to the eyesof Him with whom we have to do. 
14Therefore, since we have a great highpriest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us holdfast our confession. 
15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot *sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 
16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Published by Jonathan Clemens

I am a sinner saved by the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone could satisfy the wrath of God that I justly deserved, change my heart through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and bring any eternal meaning from my creaturely existence. I am married, have three beautiful children, and was ordained to the gospel ministry in May of 2012.

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