God’s rest has several meanings in Scripture:
· The seventh day of creation and the weekly Sabbath that commemorates it (Genesis 2:2; Hebrews 4:4-9)
· The Promised Land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 12:8-12; Psalm 95)
· Peace with God now because of our relationship with Christ through faith (Matthew 11:28; Hebrews 4:1, 3)
· Our future eternal life with Christ (Hebrews 4:8-11)
All of these meanings were probably familiar to these Hebrew Christians.