Better Than: A Study of Hebrews (Part 3)
September 22, 2019
God rested on the seventh day to celebrate the completion of creation. The world was perfect, and he was well satisfied with it. This rest is a foretaste of our eternal joy when creation is redeemed, when every mark of sin has been destroyed and the world is perfect once again. Our rest in Christ begins where we trust him to do his good and perfect work in us and through us. God wants us to enter his rest. For the Israelites of Moses’ time, this rest was the Promised Land. For Christians, it is peace with God now and eternal life in a new earth later. We do not need to wait for the next life to enjoy God’s rest and peace; we may have it daily now! Our daily rest in the Lord will not terminate with death but will mature into eternal rest in the home Christ is preparing for us.