The writer of Hebrews would argue with Franklin D. Roosevelt declaration that the only thing to fear is fear itself. The main point of our text this week is we must fear faithlessness to God. The Israelites did not trust God’s protection and refused to enter the land God prepared for them. Their lack of trust, their lack of faithfulness, led to God refusing to let them enter.
Some Jewish believers had doubts about whether the life God promised in Christ was available to them. They thought they had been born too late to enter into God’s rest, forgetting that each day of creation had a specific beginning and a specific ending except the seventh day! God’s rest remains open and available (as He told David in Psalm 95) today.
Are you faithful to God? If so, you can rest in the knowledge that you will enter into God’s rest. If you are not, it is not too late. Choose faithfulness to God today.