Monday, March 18, 2013

Memorization Monday - Hebrews 4:9-10

Heb 4:9-10 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.

The "rest" spoken of in this chapter is not heaven. The author speaks of the rest being available "today". What he is speaking of is the fact that when we truly understand that our salvation is a gift from God, and not from our own works or effort, we enter into that trusting relationship where we realize that God has it all under control. He has undertaken our salvation and our growth in faith and he can be trusted with it. It doesn't mean we don't do anything. But it means that we don't carry the stress of trying to keep God from being angry with us. If we are a believer, then we are accepted because of what Christ has done for us and we can rest in that.

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