Make no mistake, the gift of eternal life with the Lord in Heaven is enough to surrender and follow Christ. But, as the writer in Hebrews emphasized, it is only part of the gift. When men follow God, he provides peace and rest as they face the journey each day. In the chaotic mess that is the world, a life of peace and a rest from the trials and temptation of life becomes critical to make it to the end.
In all the blessings, peace is a regular gift from God to man. That peace helps men to bear up under difficult circumstances, and allows rational thought in irrational times. The world itself is in a constant state of unrest. Individuals and governments are constantly under attack and without stability. The world longs for peace and stability–but, alas–they will never find it.
For us, peace is always available–we are called to rest in him. When we lay down our tools, weapons and armor and crawl into his arms, like a child we can rest with no fear or longing. There is no other refuge so perfect; nor is there another promise so sweet; as the promise Gd makes us–“Trust me and follow me and I will give you peace and rest.” Do not try to do this life on your own–it will wear you out! Follow the Lord and he will provide all you need–especially peace and rest.
God Bless You
Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said,
“So I declared on oath in my anger,
‘They shall never enter my rest.’”
And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.” 5 And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.”
6 Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 7 God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts.”
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his