646. Labor and strive into God’s rest
Labor and strive into God’s rest – Hebrews 4:3-4, Hebrews 4:9-12
3 For we which
have believed (absolute belief) do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest (a laying down, implies final rest): although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake (hath said) in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest (rest day) to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased (rested) from his
own works, as God did from his (own).
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after (remaining within) the same example of unbelief.
12 For the word (spoken word) of God is quick (living), and powerful (strength and effectual in operation), and sharper (more cutting) than (above) any twoedged sword, piercing even (passing through) to the dividing asunder (the act of dividing) of soul and spirit (differentiating between that which is begotten of the flesh and that which is begotten of the spirit), and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner (skilled in judging) of the thoughts (secret motives and emotional revolving of the mind) and intents (what is in the mind, idea) of the heart (the seat of one’s distinctive character).
.Labor and strive into God’s rest