So God’s rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God. So God set another time for entering his rest, and that time is today. God announced this through David much later in the words already quoted:
“Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts.”
Now if Joshua had succeeded in giving them this rest, God would not have spoken about another day of rest still to come. So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall. For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.NLT
Are you resting? Holy Spirit says, if we don’t rest we will fall! When was the last time you rested? When was the last time you got away by yourself for a couple of days and rested? I don’t mean away with your spouse I mean by yourself! Go to someone’s cottage or a hotel and have the TV removed and just get alone and rest no phone to computer just rest.
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Kevin – Amen!
Thanks for being obedient to the Father and sending this communication. I have been intending to get away just as you have described below but the business of this world has prevented that from happening. Your e-mail was the confirmation I needed to just do it! Today I drove three hours to Kansas City and am planning to stay for three days to hear from the Father. Please take a moment to lift me up – ask him to reveal himself and help me finish the drafts for a book I am writing (i.e. fresh thoughts for those areas that have been difficult).
To the distribution list – Thank you for taking a moment to intercede and lift me up.