Word of the day: Hebrews 4 vs 11 – Enter that Rest
Caption: Enter that Rest
Memorise: Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. Hebrews 4:11 NKJV
Hebrews 4:11 – AMP – Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience [as those who died in the wilderness].
Hebrews 4:11 – NIV – Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience
Hebrews 4:11 – NLT – So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall.
Hebrews 4:11 – TPT – So then we must be eager to experience this faith-rest life, so that no one falls short by following the same pattern of doubt and unbelief.
Bible verse in Yoruba:
Heberu 04:11 – Nitorina ẹ jẹ ki a mura giri lati wọ̀ inu isimi na, ki ẹnikẹni ki o má ba ṣubu nipa apẹrẹ aigbagbọ́ kanna.
Key: At the end of our lives here on earth we all have a destination, and our destination is based on how we live our lives on earth. Heaven or hell, where will it be? One destination gives you rest, the other gives agony. The major destiny of every man is to rest after our work is completed on earth.
Now we all desire to enter that rest but to do so, we must remain obedient to the instructions of God.
The bible says narrow is the way that leads to Heaven and broad is the way that leads to hell. It doesn’t mean the road but the way we live our lives; the freedom we give ourselves, the decisions we decide to make. You can’t walk through the narrow path if you are disobedient to God’s word.
“Let us be diligent to enter into rest so we won’t fall due to disobedience” Nothing is worth losing heaven for; not enjoyment, not any decision, not even our lives. Nothing is worth losing heaven for.
The final fulfillment of our destiny is to make heaven and I am sure we want to completely fulfill our destiny.
Reflection: Let us examine ourselves, look back at those times we have disobeyed God and then pray for God’s mercy and pray that God should redeem whatever we have lost as a result of disobedience and restore us back to Him.