Day 5: Hebrews 4:1-5

Read: Hebrews 4:1-5 again.

Think:

  • The end of verse 3 says, “And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.” This is a reference to Genesis 2:2. What do you think the author of Hebrews’ point is in referring to Genesis 2:2 in verse 3?
  • Verse 4 begins with the word “for.” What does the word “for” suggest about the role of verse 4 in this paragraph?
  • This paragraph refers, cryptically, to salvation as “God’s rest.” What do you think the author of Hebrews is concerned about? 
  • Why do you think he keeps emphasizing the need to enter into God’s rest?