“Let us then, though we still have God’s word that we may come into his rest, go in fear that some of you may be unable to do so. And, truly, the good news came to us, even as it did to them; but the hearing of the word did them no good, because they were not united in faith with the true hearers.
“For those of us who have belief come into his rest; even as he has said, as I said in my oath when I was angry, they may not come into my rest: though the works were done from the time of the making of the world.
“For in one place he has said of the seventh day, And God had rest from all his works on the seventh day; and in the same place he says again, they will not come into my rest. So that as it is clear that some have to go in, and that the first hearers of the good news were not able to go in because they went against God’s orders,
“After a long time, again naming a certain day, he says in David, Today (as he had said before), Today if you will let his voice come to your ears, be not hard of heart,
“For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have said anything about another day. So that there is still a Sabbath-keeping for the people of God. For the man who comes into his rest has had rest from his works, as God did from his.” Hebrews 4:1-10, Bible in Basic English.
More than God’s message of love through nature and the seventh-day Sabbath, God has provided an even better and clearer “atmosphere” of goodness around this world. “For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.” John 3:16, 17.
It behooves every man and woman today to discover the implications of these words on their lives. Understanding the depth of the meaning of Jesus Christ’s life, ministry, death and resurrection is the key that unlocks the door to a truly abundant life in today’s tumultuous world.