8:56 the Lord who has given rest to his people. After considerable upheaval in the period of wilderness wandering and conquest, Israel had experienced the fulfillment of the good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses (5:4 note; Ex. 33:14; Deut. 12:10). In the New Testament, Christians are exhorted to make every effort to enter God’s rest (Heb. 4:11; cf. Rev. 14:13).