Augustine of Hippo comments, “Let no man say in his heart, His promise is true; His threat is false: as His promise is true, so is His threat sure.” When we read Scripture, we must take the Lord’s warnings seriously. The elect cannot finally fall away, but all those in whom the Spirit is working heed these warnings. God uses them to keep His elect in the faith. As we are warned not to harden our hearts, may we listen and continue trusting in Christ.
When we rest on the Lord’s Day, we are reminded that the world has not yet been transformed and that there is a better day coming when we will no longer have to deal with thorns and thistles or any of the other pain that is present in a world still suffering the effects of the curse. This Lord’s Day, as you are in worship and at home, take some time to meditate on the eternal rest to come to all who are in Christ Jesus.