Hebrews 4 is a fascinating chapter. It is not only home to a couple of well-known passages (12 and 14-16), it is also a discussion of the topic of our ultimate rest with Christ. The writer of Hebrews even references Joshua (4:8), whose job it was to bring Israel into the rest of God in the Promised Land. But as with so many other things in Hebrews, the rest God has in store for us is so much better than the rest He had in mind for Israel. Theirs was temporal; ours is eternal. Theirs could be lost (and was); ours cannot. Theirs was “not mixed with faith,” ours is solidly based on faith. One of the great blessings of eternal life is that it is God’s fulfilled promise of eternal rest in the presence of Jesus Christ.