So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:9-13 ESV)
Hymn ELH 586:2 How Blest Are They Who Hear
God’s Word a treasure is to me,
Through sorrow’s night my sun shall be,
The shield of faith in battle.
The Father’s hand has written there
My title as his child and heir,
“The kingdom’s thine forever.”
That promise fails me never.
Heavenly Father, thank You for providing eternal rest to all who believe in Your Son, Jesus Christ as their only Savior. Through Your Word, show me my sins, bring me to repentance and remind me of the forgiveness won for me by Jesus. In His name I pray. Amen.