How to Enter God's Rest: Hebrews 4


No Longer Working For Rest

Rest means to not continue on in works.  

A. He who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works: Entering this rest means no longer needing to work. The idea isn’t that there is no longer any place for doing good works. The idea is that there is no longer any place for works as a basis for our own righteousness.


  • “There is a sense in which to enter Christian salvation means to cease from one’s works and rest securely on what Christ has done.” (Leon Morris)      

B. Ceased from his works as God did from His: This cessation from works as a basis for righteousness fulfills our “Sabbath rest.” God rested from His works on the original Sabbath of Genesis 2:2 because the work was finished. We cease from self-justifying works because Jesus finished the work on the cross.

Based on the Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik.