September 17, 2015

Today you should read: Hebrews 3:7-4:13

Yesterday we read about how Jesus was superior to Moses, one of God’s most faithful servants. Moses was God’s servant, but Jesus was God’s Son. Moses was a member of the house of God, but Jesus is the head of the house. This comparison of Moses and Jesus in the first part of chapter 3 transitions to a comparison of their follower’s responses in today’s reading.

The Israelites who followed Moses out of slavery in Egypt failed to enter God’s promised rest because their hearts were hard and they were disobedient. They wandered for 40 years because of their sin and never entered the Promised Land. The author of Hebrews warns the followers of Jesus not to repeat this pattern of disobedience and sin. Rather, we should exhort one another every day so that our hearts may not become hardened, encouraging one another towards Christ and the eternal rest that only He can give us.

In God’s sight nothing in our lives is hidden, our hearts are completely naked and exposed. God see’s our intentions, He discerns our thoughts, and to Him we must give an account for the condition of our hearts. Certainly a scary thought! But, that same God who knows us completely (even the darkest depths of our souls), loves us unconditionally and provided the only solution to our sin problem (which leaves us wandering aimlessly). That solution is His Son Jesus who is the rest of God.

So, how do we obtain the rest of God? It isn’t through the Law of Moses, but only through the blood of Christ. There is rest in the present time for anyone who follows Jesus because our confidence is in Him and not our current circumstances. More importantly, there is eternal rest for our souls in Heaven where Jesus will make all things new when we enter His rest. Take a moment to meditate on Jesus’ words:

[28] Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)

Have you experienced the rest of God today through His Son Jesus? Take time today to praise Jesus for that rest and also encourage another believer in their walk with Christ who may be struggling today.

Posted by: Matt Mofield

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

1 thought on “September 17, 2015”

  1. Since no one has commented in several days……I will break the silence with a joke I heard in Sunday School when I was a wee pepper sprout.

    How does Moses prepare his tea? He Brews. (Did you hear that rim-shot too?)

    Wake up CPC! Let’s hear some comments on God’s amazing Word!!

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