So God’s rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God. So God set another time for entering his rest, and that time is today. God announced this through David much later in the words already quoted:
“Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts.”
What does it mean for us, that God has set the present moment and opened the door to rest in his presence? Do we take advantage of this access?
Do you find yourself hardening your heart? How is the battle for Sabbath rest going? This week? The past month?
What could be different, in our day-to-day walk, if we obeyed the Lord’s call to rest in him? Specifically, what could be different about your spiritual, emotional, and physical health?
Lord, when you call us today, with your gentle voice, will you give us courage to step into rest? We need your help to trust, to trust that we are not holding the world together, that all things will not fall apart. Teach us the truth, that sometimes the holiest thing we can do is to stop and just be with you. Change our hearts, help us to not resist the gift of simply being. You are good and faithful, you tell us that your rest is here and available. Fill us, LORD, with your peace and breath. Amen.