-We must rest in the power of the High Priest, Jesus Christ, who passed through the heavens and is able to sympathize with our weaknesses, who in every respect has been tempted just like us, but without sin (Hebrews 4:3, 14-15). We enter that rest through belief in what He has accomplished by His works finished from the foundation of the world (Hebrews 4:3). When we hear His voice, which is the Word of God that “is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” exposing everything, we must not harden our hearts so that we can enter that promised Sabbath rest as the people of God (Psalms 95:6-11, Hebrews 4:7-13). Because we have Jesus as our High Priest who is superior to everything else pertaining to unification with the LORD, “let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14, 16).” *Application* Christianity has what no other religious system has. We have a Savior, who sympathizes with us in our weakness of the flesh, and conquered death and the grave on our behalf. He lives to give us victory over our separation from the Holy Father. Enter into His rest by trusting in what He has already accomplished for you. You need not strive anymore!
Verses to memorize- Hebrews 4:10, 12, 15-16