REST

Key Verse

  • For we who believe [that is, we who personally trust and confidently rely on God] enter that rest [so we have His inner peace now because we are confident in our salvation, and assured of His power], just as He has said, “AS I SWORE [an oath] IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,” [this He said] although His works were completed from the foundation of the world [waiting for all who would believe]. Hebrews 4:3 AMP

Examples of those who experienced rest

  • King Solomon: “But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor misfortune. 1 Kings 5:4 NASB
  • Israelites: A long time after the LORD had given Israel rest from all the enemies around them, when Joshua was old and well along in years … Joshua 23:1 BSB

Let us seek to enter that Rest

  • Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still remains and is freely offered today, let us fear, in case any one of you may seem to come short of reaching it or think he has come too late. Hebrews 4:1 AMP 
  • Therefore, since the promise remains for some to enter His rest, and those who formerly had the good news preached to them failed to [grasp it and did not] enter because of [their unbelief evidenced by] disobedience, He again sets a definite day, [a new] “Today,” [providing another opportunity to enter that rest by] saying through David after so long a time, just as has been said before [in the words already quoted], Today if you hear His voiceDo not harden your hearts.” Hebrews 4:6-7 AMP 

Prayer

Lord help me to enter into Your rest
In Jesus Name