There remains then a rest…

Hebrews 4:11 Darby Translation (DBY)

11 Let us therefore use diligence to enter into that rest, that no one may fall after the same example of not hearkening to the word.

Hebrews 4:10-16 Darby Translation (DBY)

Seeing therefore it remains that some enter into it, and those who first received the glad tidings did not enter in on account of not hearkening to the word,

again he determines a certain day, saying, in David, ‘To-day,’ after so long a time; (according as it has been said before), To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

For if Jesus had brought them into rest, he would not have spoken afterwards about another day.

There remains then a sabbatism [rest] to the people of God.

10 For he that has entered into his rest, he also has rested from his works, as God did from his own.

11 Let us therefore use diligence to enter into that rest, that no one may fall after the same example of not hearkening to the word.

12 For the word of God [is] living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to [the] division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of [the] heart.

13 And there is not a creature unapparent before him; but all things [are] naked and laid bare to his eyes, with whom we have to do [give an account].

14 Having therefore a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession.

15 For we have not a high priest not able to sympathise with our infirmities, but tempted in all things in like manner, sin apart.

16 Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help.

  • As we can see in verse 12, God makes a distinction between the human “spirit” and the human “soul.” Both have distinct purposes and interact with each other. The human spirit is the center for logic and reasoning. It is also the area of the mind that interacts with the Spirit of God through the written word of God. The human “soul” processes physical life (e.g. our five senses come to mind first) and the soul is described as the seat of our emotions. Taking the information from the written word of God into our human spirit causes an opportunity to have a stabilized soul (i.e., our emotions). Stability is peace. The peace from my God is calm delight. Let calm delight from God rule and umpire your soul despite your current circumstances. You will not find these distinctions by talking to a psychologist or by looking inside yourself for answers to these questions! God exposes and reveals this information by simply telling it to us in written form. He knows you. He knows how you were made. He knows your internal components. He created you and knew you in your mother’s womb.

1 Peter 5:6-7 Darby Translation (DBY)

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in [the due] time; having cast all your care (anxieties) upon him, for he cares about you.

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