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Rest – by Faith – in God’s PROVEN Faithfulness

In comparing the generation of Moses with our generation, the author of Hebrews writes,

For good news was proclaimed to us, just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united BY FAITH with those who listened. For we who have BELIEVED enter that rest.   (4:2-3a)

It’s crucial to see we do NOT enter God’s Rest based on our merit, because of our good works.

In a world system of merit, of climbing the corporate ladder, of constantly (restlessly!) trying to prove yourself worthy at work, on Facebook, wherever . . . the Bible is really clear about this very counter-cultural idea, that we are saved NOT because of our works, but because of God’s grace, through faith in HIS work, His provision, His gift.

“By grace you have been saved through faith.  This is NOT your own doing; it is the gift of God, NOT a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  (Eph 2:8-9)

Since we are saved by Faith, since we enter God’s rest by Faith . . . it’s rather important to understand what exactly IS Faith?   And what is it NOT?

Biblically speaking, “faith” is NOT:

  • ‘Spiritual Intrigue’ (‘Miracle Chasers’ looking for images of Jesus on a tortilla, etc.)
  • Faith is not a ‘mystical gut feeling’, a subjective vibe:  “I’m totally a person of faith, very spiritual – I’m into…