Entering His Rest

From the writer of the book of Hebrews, talking about why a certain generation did not enter their rest, and, how we should aim to not make the same mistake:

Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

…then…

Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.  For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

…and…

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterwrd have spoken of another day.  There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.  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.

Generous Giver of Rest,

Let not my heart grow hard.
Give us the faith to continue.
To be obedient.
May nothing disqualify us from entering Your rest.

Reveal Yourself

Amen

Today I am reading: Philemon; Hebrews 1 – 4

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~ by Jonathan Biron on December 11, 2008.

One Response to “Entering His Rest”

  1. 12/12/08
    1 John 3:16-20
    16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 19This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
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    Oh Lord thank you for Your great love. A love so far beyond anything I can fathom. Let me be an instrument of Your love to those around me. Let me give willingly, cheerfully, obediently. Thank You that you know my heart, that you know everything. Let me learn to set my heart at rest in Your presence. Amen

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