I Need A Rest–Hebrews 4 Part 1

There was an old radio show called Escape.  In the beginning, the announcer would ask…”Do you want to get away?” In our chaotic world, we simply look for peace and rest.  This is not new.  As much as we would like to think we have it worse, the world has been a mess since Adam and Eve had “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil” salad. The peace and rest he provides has always been a core benefit of allowing him to lead.

In this chaotic time, the simplicity of trusting him to lead us through is the only way to experience that peace.  We have to understand, however, peace does not mean an absence of problems, it simply means the ability to face those problems with the confidence that God, not man, is the only one to solve them.  We turn the wheel over to God and he leads us through this life with meaning and into an eternity of fellowship with him.  It is not complex, but, trust me it is difficult.  As the hymn says, trust and obey–for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey

God Bless You

God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn’t share the faith of those who listened to God.[a] For only we who believe can enter his rest. As for the others, God said,

“In my anger I took an oath:
    ‘They will never enter my place of rest,’”[b]

even though this rest has been ready since he made the world. We know it is ready because of the place in the Scriptures where it mentions the seventh day: “On the seventh day God rested from all his work.”[c] But in the other passage God said, “They will never enter my place of rest.”[d]

So God’s rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God. So God set another time for entering his rest, and that time is today. God announced this through David much later in the words already quoted:

“Today when you hear his voice,
    don’t harden your hearts.”[e]

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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