Relaxing and resting outside, enjoying this afternoon, I ponder over God’s Word. I am reminded in Hebrews, of the rest, we all can have, today. So many people have been confused, saying Sunday, is to be that day of rest, from all our works. Under the new Covenant, everyday is to be a Sabbath day… Let me explain…
First, let me state, that it is good to have a day of rest from our physical work, for our body sake, but it is not required, today. This NEW Covenant in Jesus Christ, has given us and established a more perfect resting time, everyday. And it is also written in the Bible not to forsake gathering together with other believers to encourage each other in Christ. Worshipping together, we all should do, as much as possible.
As we read in Hebrews chapter 4, their has come a more perfect rest. This rest on the Sabbath day, was a comparison to that which was coming after Christ…
Today, because of what Jesus did on the cross for all mankind and His resurrection, we can NOW, have this rest, a perfect rest in Jesus, for it is NOT by our works that we are saved. This rest can ONLY come from a faith and belief in the birth, burial and resurrection of a living Savior, Christ Jesus, the Son of the living God.
We now can enjoy a spiritual rest, promised by Christ in this life. We as believers, will enter into this spiritual rest, when we cease trying to work for our salvation and receive the finished work of Christ by faith.
In Hebrews this word “labor” means ” be diligent”. So as we can conclude from these scriptures we do not work to enter into His rest, but we believe with confidence in His Word and His work. Yes, this faith will result in good works as evidence of the very reality of our faith, but it is not the works that saves us.
Let’s begin TODAY, to rest in the saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.
Have a Blessed Evening!
As always, love in Christ Jesus,