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- Therefore we should fear, lest any of you might seem to have fallen short while the promise to enter into His rest remains.
- For we have heard the gospel being proclaimed just as they also did, but they didn’t profit in hearing the message, it not *being united with faith in the men who heard.
- For we (the men who believed) enter into the rest, just as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath: “They will not enter into My rest.“(1)quotation/allusion to Psalm 95:11 although His works were finished from the foundation of the world.
- For He has spoken this way somewhere about the seventh day: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works.”(2)quotation/allusion to Genesis 2:2
- And again in this passage, “They will not enter into My rest.”(3)quotation/allusion to Psalm 95:11
- Therefore, since it remains for some to enter into it, and the men to whom the good news was formerly proclaimed didn’t enter in because of disobedience,
- He again appoints a day “today” (saying it through David after so long a time) just as it has been previously said: “If you hear His voice, you shouldn’t harden your hearts.”(4)quotation/allusion to Psalm 95:7-8
- For if Joshua had given them rest, He wouldn’t be speaking about another day after that day.
- Therefore, a Sabbath rest remains for the people of God.
- For the man who entered into His rest has himself also rested from his works, just as God did from His own.
- Therefore, we should be diligently zealous to enter into that rest so someone won’t fall into disobedient unbelief by the same example.
- For the Word of God is living and effective, and He’s sharper than every double-edged sword; even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, and also of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart.
- And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and have been laid bare to His eyes, to whom we must give an account.
- Therefore, having a great high priest who has passed through the heavens (Jesus, the Son of God) we should hold fast to the confession.
- For we don’t have a high priest who isn’t able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one having been tempted in all things the same way we are, but without sin.
- Therefore, we should approach the throne of grace with boldness, so we might receive mercy and might find grace for help in our time of need.
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