• Holy Fear Devotional

    Hebrews 4:1

    Christ has accomplished salvation for all of His people. However, we have not yet been glorified; our salvation has not been applied to us completely. The promise of God’s eternal rest still stands, and we have yet to enter it. Make diligent use of study, prayer, preaching, fellowship, evangelism, and the sacraments so that your faith perseveres. View Resource

  • United By Faith Devotional

    Hebrews 4:2

    Unfortunately, there are many in the church today who think Old Testament believers had a different path to salvation than New Testament believers. As we have seen today, this view is foreign to Scripture. Remember that salvation is accomplished for all of God’s people by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. View Resource

  • We Who Have Believed Devotional

    Hebrews 4:3

    One thing that Christ accomplished in His work of salvation was the bringing of God’s rest to His people. This full rest, however, has not yet been applied to us completely. Remember that if you believe in Christ, you are secured in God’s rest now and will enjoy its fullness for all eternity. View Resource

  • Sabbath Rest for God Devotional

    Hebrews 4:4–5

    Some believe that had Adam not fallen into sin, he would have entered an even greater rest than the one enjoyed in Eden. While we cannot be sure of this, we do know that we will enjoy an even greater rest than Eden’s because sin makes us able to know God as the Redeemer. Praise God for the greater rest that is to come. View Resource

  • Today is the Day Devotional

    Hebrews 4:6–7

    Scripture teaches us that God has foreordained all that comes to pass. This means that He has not only ordained primary causes but also secondary causes. Thank God for sovereignly ordaining all things, and thank Him for His grace in allowing us to be a part of His sovereign work. View Resource

  • Another Day Later On Devotional

    Hebrews 4:8

    Jesus, the second Joshua, is the only one who can bring us into the fullness of God’s rest. He destroyed the power of all His enemies at the cross. His reign from David’s throne today guarantees that He will bring His people into the fullness of His rest. Remember this kingly work of Jesus and worship Him for being the agent of God’s rest. View Resource

  • Rest for God’s People Devotional

    Hebrews 4:9–10

    Just like the possession of Canaan, the weekly Sabbath is a type of the rest to come. As we set aside time weekly to enjoy the Lord by worshiping Him, we anticipate the eternal Sabbath worship to come. When you go to church on Sunday, remember that your worship is only a foretaste of the worship to come. View Resource

  • Fulfilling the Sabbath Devotional

    Hebrews 4:9–11

    The fact that people have disagreed over Lord’s Day observance and that it should not be an issue that divides Christians is not to say that the matter is unimportant. Instead, it is to recognize that there is a degree of ambiguity on this matter that we don’t find with issues such as the doctrine of the Trinity or the deity of Christ. Whatever view of the Sabbath we hold, we should endeavor to make sure it can always be reformed by Scripture when necessary. View Resource

  • Striving Toward God’s Rest Devotional

    Hebrews 4:11

    It is easy to trust God when everything is going our way. Difficult times and difficult people make it harder to maintain this same trust. God brings trials into our lives to wean us from trust in ourselves and make us cling to Him alone. The next time you experience a trial, ask God to show you how to trust Him and how to trust Him alone. View Resource

  • The Writer of Hebrews Devotional

    Hebrews 4:11–13

    The writer of Hebrews teaches us that Jesus Christ is supreme over all things. He writes, “in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control” (2:8). The writer points to Christ as the Sustainer of all things, even the letter that he has penned. For it is Christ to whom we should look for all our answers. View Resource

  • The Active Word of God Devotional

    Hebrews 4:12

    Many times people will claim that God has commanded them to do something that violates the Bible. But as we have seen, if we disobey God’s Word, we disobey God Himself even if we think we are hearing His voice. When you sense the Lord directing you, make sure that the direction you hear does not violate Scripture. View Resource

  • God’s Living and Active Word Devotional

    Hebrews 4:12–13

    Unlike the teachings of men and women that often fall on deaf ears, the Word of God always accomplishes the purposes for which it has been sent. That does not mean, however, that our Christian growth happens passively as we read and hear the Word. God is pleased to work through means, and, as we study Scripture diligently and pray for illumination, we will find the Spirit using the Word to help us grow into maturity in Christ Jesus. View Resource

  • Exposed to God Devotional

    Hebrews 4:13

    Though written thousands of years ago to a culture very different from our own, Scripture still communicates God’s Word to us today. The power of the Bible to convict us and lead us lies in the fact that it is the Word of the living God. Thank the Lord that He still communicates to us through sacred Scripture. View Resource

  • Confidence in Christ Devotional

    Hebrews 4:14

    The book of Hebrews tells us to hold to our confession of faith not because we are able to do so but because Christ’s power will make us stand firm. We cannot trust in our ability to work up faith in ourselves, but rather we can only receive it as a gracious gift of God. Ask the Lord to grant you greater faith and for a heart to receive it. View Resource

  • Sympathetic to Weakness Devotional

    Hebrews 4:15

    Some theologians portray Christ’s sympathy with His people as weak and ineffectual. Though Christ may feel what we feel (insofar as our emotions are not sinful), He does not merely stand beside us whimpering and weighed down by emotion. Rather, He can and will raise us up into newness of life and rejuvenate our emotions when we go to Him. View Resource