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Let’s Labor 2 Rest

Good Monday Morning.  Here’s Today’s Nugget to chew on:

“Let’s Labor 2 Rest”

Hebrews 4:1-3 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

1 Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it.

2 For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe).

3 For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.

11 Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].

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Further ThoughtThe labor described in today’s passage speaks of laboring to believe what God said.  I don’t know about you, but I want all God has for me, and I’m determined to see it manifested in my life.  We enter into the rest of God by acknowledging what God has said, believing it, receiving it, and resting in it.  The “rest” of God says it’s done.  The Good News is that we can still get there even when we are not fully persuaded of what God has said and promised.  And we get there, according to Romans 10:17 & Romans 12:2, by hearing and meditating [renewing our minds] on the solution God has provided in His Word.  Now, let’s stop struggling to receive (take) what was made available since the foundation of the world.  Recognize that God doesn’t have to work up a healing or a solution for your issue.  He factored in everything you and I would ever need, which describes his grace, and we access it by faith.

Have a great day, and keep chewing on God’s Word.

Additional references:  Proverbs 4:20-22; Mark 11:24-26 and 2 Peter 1:3-4

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