The Promise of Rest

Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, (A)let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, [a]not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

(B)“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ”

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: (C)“And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”;

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  1. Hebrews 4:2 NU, M since they were not united by faith with those who heeded it

Christ’s Death Perfects the Sanctified

11 And every priest stands (A)ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 (B)But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down (C)at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting (D)till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being [a]sanctified.

15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,

16 (E)“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” 17 then He adds, (F)“Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

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  1. Hebrews 10:14 set apart

The Humbled and Exalted Christ

(A)Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, (B)being in the form of God, did not consider it [a]robbery to be equal with God, (C)but [b]made Himself of no reputation, taking the form (D)of a bondservant, and (E)coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and (F)became (G)obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. (H)Therefore God also (I)has highly exalted Him and (J)given Him the name which is above every name, 10 (K)that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and (L)that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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  1. Philippians 2:6 Or something to be held onto to be equal
  2. Philippians 2:7 emptied Himself of His privileges

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