Heb 4


[11] Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. [12] For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. [13] And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.


Faith is not passive, it must be active.  Entering God’s rest requires action on our part.

We are given God’s living Word not only to get to know him, but to hear from him, so speak with him.

Even if we want to, we cannot hide from God knowing our heart, our every thought and intention. He knows if our faith is an active faith.


This is active faith. God’s rest is there for us but we must “strive to enter that rest”. I’m not saying that entering into God’s rest is accomplished by works, but that knowing Jesus, trusting Him, and walking with Him requires action. Accepting Jesus as our Savior is not the end of the race, it is the beginning of a new walk. As Heb 12:1 says.. let us lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus.. That certainly doesn’t sound like, get baptized and relax.  Just saying..


Lord, thank you for the promise of your rest. Lord you know me better than I know myself. Shape me, mold me, use me. I will listen. Show me how you want to use me and I will glorify you and run the race. In Jesus glorious name I pray, amen.