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1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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1 Sarah R = "The Israelites were promised by God that they would inherit the Promised Land. Yet when it came time to take it, they bulked and doubted and complained. Because of their unbelief, they had to wander the desert for 40 years until the doubting generation died off and their children could take the Promised Land. We also have been given a promise by God of the Promised Land of eternal life, IF we choose to believe in Him."
2 Sarah R = "A quote from Psalms 95:11."
3 Sarah R = "A quote from Genesis 2:2. After creating the world, God rested."
4 Sarah R = "Same quote as above in verse 3, from Psalms 95:11."
5 Sarah R = "A quote from Psalms 95:7,8."
6 Sarah R = "Other translations translate 'Jesus' as "Joshua." The names Jesus and Joshua both come from the same Hebrew name Yeshua meaning "He saves". This likely is a reference to Joshua of the Old Testament who led the Hebrew people into the Promised Land following their 40 years of wandering."
7 Sarah R = "Verses 8-11 in the Message Version of the Bible:"And so this is still a live promise. It wasn’t canceled at the time of Joshua; otherwise, God wouldn’t keep renewing the appointment for “today.” The promise of “arrival” and “rest” is still there for God’s people. God himself is at rest. And at the end of the journey we’ll surely rest with God. So let’s keep at it and eventually arrive at the place of rest, not drop out through some sort of disobedience.""
8 Sarah R = ""It may be most accurate to interpret this passage as relating both to the Word of God Incarnate and the Word of God Inspired. Weave the two into one thought, for God has joined them together, and you will then see fresh lights and new meanings in the text. The Word of God, namely, this Revelation of Himself in Holy Scripture, is all it is here described to be, because Jesus, the Incarnate Word of God, is in it. He does, as it were, incarnate Himself as the Divine Truth in this visible and manifest Revelation. And thus it becomes living and powerful, dividing and discerning. "- Charles Spurgeon, "The Word A Sword", sermon from 1887."
9 Cary W = "This High Priest and Son of God came to us as a friend, a brother, an equal, and a teacher.  He remains all of those, and even more so now He is Resting with God on the throne, for each one of us is given direct audience with Him through prayer and that by the Holy Spirit of promise and intercession."
10 Sarah R = ""Aaron was the first who was solemnly set apart to this office (Ex. 29:730:23Lev. 8:12). He wore a peculiar dress, which on his death passed to his successor in office (Ex. 29:2930)...To the high priest alone it was permitted to enter the holy of holies, which he did only once a year, on the great Day of Atonement, for "the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest" (Heb. 910). Wearing his gorgeous priestly vestments, he entered the temple before all the people, and then, laying them aside and assuming only his linen garments in secret, he entered the holy of holies alone, and made expiation, sprinkling the blood of the sin offering on the mercy seat, and offering up incense. Then resuming his splendid robes, he reappeared before the people (Lev. 16)."- Easton's Bible Dictionary, "High Priest"."
11 Sarah R = ""Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace." We have freedom of access to the throne, and we may have freedom of speech with him who sits thereon. We may draw near to God with confidence. This we have, or may have, through our great High Priest. He has revealed the infinite love of the Father toward us, and his delight in blessing us; he is the perfect "Mediator between God and man;" he was "in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin," and he is able "to sympathize with our infirmities;" and he now wears our nature in heaven by his Father's throne."- W. Jones, "The Christian's Approach to the Throne of Grace", sermon. See full at: http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/jones/the_christian's_approach_to_the_throne_of_grace.htm "