As stated earlier, the term “let us” appears over two hundred times in the New American Standard Version of the Bible (NASB). When the Bible uses the words “let us”, it’s referring to believers only. “Let us” appears twelve times in the book of Hebrews. The first “let us” was from Hebrews 4:1, “Let us fear if”, which is talking about the fear of a person missing the promise of God’s eternal life.
Today, let’s look at the second “let us”, which is found in Hebrews 4:11. “Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.” (NASB)
The word diligent means to be constant in effort to accomplish your purpose. The author of the text reminds his audience to be mindful of the Israelites’ failure to pursue God’s rest with diligence; the lack of diligence on their part resulted in disobedience. As believers, our aim should be to enter God’s rest at the end of our days; we should not be like the Israelites who because of disobedience missed God’s rest.
Are you exercising diligence in the things of the Lord?
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