Hebrews 4.9-11, John 6.29 – Resting in Christ
Posted: 8 August 2011 in Hebrews, John

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

“Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”

I suppose the rest being referred to in Hebrews is the rest which follows when we cease from the attempt to establish our own righteousness, and rest instead in the righteousness of Christ. At least, that is what John 6.29 would seem to suggest. Of course resting in Christ does not mean that we should lose sight of our status as servants, and unprofitable servants at that (Luke 17.20). Insofar as in us lies, we must labour to see God’s will done, and we must labour in the manner that he appoints.

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