Day 5: Hebrews 4:6-13

Read: Hebrews 4:6-13 again.

Think: 

  • Whatever God’s rest is, verses 6-10 tell us that it is still available. Verse 11 urges us to “make every effort to enter” it. Verses 11b-13 tell us that God will judge us if we don’t enter it and that his command to enter it cuts through everything and sees all. What do you think this passage meant to the original readers?
  • What does it mean to us?
  • If the “rest” described in this passage, and the previous one is a reference to salvation, then why does the author say “make every effort to enter” it? Is this an encouragement to do good works to gain favor with God?
  • What things would adequately describe making “every effort” to enter into God’s salvation? How were the original readers to obey this command?