Read: Hebrews 4:1-10
“Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. ….9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.”
The English dictionary defines rest as follows:
- To cease from work or movement, to relax, sleep, or recover strength, be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position;
- To be free from whatever worries or anything that disturbs you;
- To lie down, to be settled or to be fixed;
- To remain confident, to put your trust in something, in other words, you rest in something in the sense of confidence;
- To lean on something.
Surprisingly, God’s kind of rest not only means all these five things but much more spiritually as well physically. Divine rest means a relationship with God in which you are trusting and relying on the finished work of Christ, and not on your own efforts or on yourself.