What Does Hebrews 4:10 Mean?

for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

Hebrews 4:10(ESV)

Verse Thoughts

When God completed His work of creation He rested on the seventh day – He rested from His work on the Sabbath – He rested from His labour when His work was completed, and there is still a rest for the people of God – there is a Sabbath-rest for the people of God.

The writer of Hebrews, in talking to the believers who are the new creation in Christ – he is writing to Christians who have accepted the Lord Jesus as saviour – he is talking to those who have been born again and in so doing have entered into Christ - have become a part of His body and have entered into the rest of Jesus.

Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father – resting from His work on the cross. And all that are in Christ are seated with Him in heavenly places – all that are in Christ can also enter into His rest, by faith – by simply resting on His word – by simply standing on the promises of God.

We have entered into Christ and Christ Jesus is our rest – He is our Sabbath rest. We who have entered into the body of Christ have entered God’s rest - for the Lord Jesus Christ is the Sabbath-rest for the people of God – and while we are still living in this world in our bodies, our rest is in Him – we rest in His word and we rest in His promises.

My Prayer

Loving Father thank you that Christ Jesus is my rest. Sometimes I forget that resting in Him is simply appropriating Your Word by faith and accepting your precious promises by faith. I pray that day by day I may rest in You, by trusting my life into Your hands and trusting Your word of truth in my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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