11/2/19: Hebrews 4:1-16; Psalm 104:24-35; Proverbs 26:27
Hebrews 4: 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,[e] just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.
If you are like me when I think of the noun “rest” I think of “not working” and taking it easy for awhile. Coffman provides a much clearer explanation of the “rest” referenced here. And this type of “rest” is much more appealing than just stopping work — and, even better, this type of rest is eternal!
“Rest” in the usage at this place is a much more varied and extensive thing than merely entering Canaan, for it is a concept that is made to stand for all the spiritual and eternal rewards of faith. The Christian rest includes rest in Christ, as procured by taking his yoke and learning of him, rest from the labors of life , and rest with the Lord in heaven throughout all eternity; …