A Sabbath Rest for God's People
Tags: creation, Promised Land, promises, rest, sabbath, unbelief, world to come
Thought for the Week:
Though Caleb and Joshua saw the same things that the other ten spies had seen, their assessment of the situation was completely different. They looked at the Anakim and the Canaanites through the eyes of faith. This is the difference between a blind faith and seeing faith. Blind faith is uninterested in the data. "Don't confuse me with the facts." A seeing faith beholds the real world with all of its problems, but it interprets that world in steadfast confidence. It is an unquenchable spirit of optimism, a confidence in God's ability to utterly transcend each and every obstacle.
Today, if you would hear His voice, do not harden your hearts...as in the day of the trial in the wilderness...I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter my rest.'" (Hebrews 3:7-11 quoting Psalm 95:7-11)
The writer of Hebrews warns the believers reading his epistle that just as God did not spare the generation of the wilderness, neither would He spare the current generation. He compares entering the Land to entering faith in Messiah. Both Messiah and the entrance into the Land came as the culmination of the covenant promises. Both Messiah and the entrance into the …
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