Therefore let us fear lest, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one should seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, “As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest”, although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has thus said somewhere concerning the seventh day, “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this passage, “They shall not enter My rest” …For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself rested from his works, as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience. Heb. 4: 1-11 (NASB)
Entering God’s Rest
Before God brought man on the scene, not only had God furnished the earth, but He had also planted a garden for man to reside in. Then only did God make man and usher him into His Rest. By so doing God was establishing a spiritual pattern that revealed His desire for man. God’s desire for man was (and still is) that man would abide in His Rest.