Entering God's Rest
How to Enter God’s Rest
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
Hebrews 4:1 NKJV
We are not just exhorted to enter God’s rest, we are actually told to fear lest we fall short of it. So what is the rest? How do we enter it? What causes us to fall short of entering it? These are just a few of the questions covered in this remarkable series.
“The nature of God is to give and what He has given to us is rest. But we really don’t believe that if we rest and depend on God anything will be done.”
This is the conundrum of many. How do we reconcile entering the rest with performing the work that awaits us all day, every day? Perhaps we fail to grasp the nature of the rest as fully as we misunderstand what work we are actually called to do. After all, our lives are filled with God-given responsibilities, but we also have plenty of ungodly labors born of ambition or even irresponsibility. Is it possible that we actually know nothing about the daily bliss and peace that are born of His easy yoke and light burden?
“If you want something for you, there is no way you will rest, because God is not going to build a kingdom for you. He is going to build it for His Son.”
In Entering God's Rest, Martha Kilpatrick upends common misconceptions about entering the Sabbath rest and doing the work of God. She also reveals the pitfalls that can prevent us from doing either one as God asks.
1: Astounding Rest
2: Sabbath Resth
3: Work of Faith, Labor of Love
4: Vessel of the Fruit-bearing Lord
5: Labor of Love