"Let us therefore fear, lest, while the promise of entering his rest still abiding, any of you seem not to have reached it. For the good news has been announced to us as well as to them; but they did not profit by hearing the word, because it was not accompanied by faith in those who heard it. But we who have believed entered into rest, in the way that he said: Therefore I swore in my wrath, They will not enter into my rest, although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. For in a certain place he said thus of the seventh day: And God rested from all his works on the seventh day. And again here: They shall not enter into my rest. Therefore, since it is necessary for some to enter it, and those to whom the good news was first announced did not enter because of disobedience, again one day determines: Today, saying after so long, through David, as it was said: If you would hear his voice today, do not harden your hearts because if Joshua had given them the rest, don't talk It was after another day. Therefore, there remains a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered his rest has also rested from his works, as God did from his. So let us try to enter that rest, so that no one falls into such an example of disobedience. Because the word of God is alive and effective, and sharper than any two-edged sword; and it penetrates until it breaks the soul and the spirit, the joints and the marrows, and it discerns the thoughts and the intentions of the heart. And there is no created thing that is not manifest in its presence; rather all things are naked and open to the eyes of him to whom we must give an account. "
Hebrews 4: 1-13
When the Bible speaks of rest, we commonly associate it with a day of rest in which God rested from all his work in creation.
You really get a good rest when you have finished all the things you had to do.
Here the Word tells us that God did all His work complete and on the 7th day He rested.
All work was already determined before founding the world.
Yes, beloved, all things have already been done by the Father, so he rested.
In that work that he did we are you and me, the salvation and the purpose for which he made us be born.
Here he is talking about a continuous rest, not just one day a week.
Rest is Christ.
Before Christ Shabbat, known to us on Saturday for the Jews, was to be kept. This was before Christ, when Jesus died on the cross, that day of rest happened to be every day, not just one day as we interpret it.
Because the true rest or rest is Christ.
All of us who have believed and accepted Him have already entered into a continuous rest.
Here it tells us in this Word that many of those who kept that Sabbath day did not do it in the sense in which God established it, which is to be in his presence, listening to the Word and obeying it.
Do His works and not ours.
But the hypocrisy of the religious of that time imposed on them this custom of doing nothing on the Sabbath.
The Sabbath is not just to do nothing, it is to do something, and that something is to sit down to listen to God and obey him, help others.
Today we associate this with just going to worship on a Sunday and since we already fulfilled God, however, we children of God that Sabbath is every day of the week and of the year because we already entered the rest which is Christ.
When this is revealed to you it is tremendous, because there we understand that we are already resting also from all our works, because He is our rest.
There is only one reason for not being able to enter that rest, and that is disobedience.
There is also a return to that Sabbath, which is repenting of sins, asking for forgiveness, and continuing to be in Christ.
Grace is precisely entering that rest that is Christ, through Him, we can establish a Shabbat every day.
I bless you on this day.
May they enter their constant rest recognizing who is the owner of the Sabbath, Christ the Lord.
If He is your Lord, He is already at rest.
"Let us therefore approach the throne of grace confidently, to obtain mercy and find grace for timely help."