Bible: Hebrews 4:1-10

God’s Promised Rest

4:1 Therefore we must be wary 1  that, while the promise of entering his rest remains open, none of you may seem to have come short of it. 4:2 For we had good news proclaimed to us just as they did. But the message they heard did them no good, since they did not join in 2  with those who heard it in faith. 3  4:3 For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my anger, ‘They will never enter my rest!’” 4  And yet God’s works 5  were accomplished from the foundation of the world. 4:4 For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,” 6  4:5 but to repeat the text cited earlier: 7 They will never enter my rest! 4:6 Therefore it remains for some to enter it, yet those to whom it was previously proclaimed did not enter because of disobedience. 4:7 So God 8  again ordains a certain day, “Today,” speaking through David 9  after so long a time, as in the words quoted before, 10 O, that today you would listen as he speaks! 11  Do not harden your hearts.” 4:8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God 12  would not have spoken afterward about another day. 4:9 Consequently a Sabbath rest remains for the people of God. 4:10 For the one who enters God’s 13  rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works.

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