The author to the Hebrews warns us against hardening our hearts the way God’s covenant people did when they were in the wilderness and refused to believe that He could bring them into the land of Canaan, a picture of the heavenly rest. Despite seeing many great miracles, these people remained unconverted and were excluded from entering into God’s rest.

We are warned that Christ alone can bring us into that true rest. Therefore, we must examine our hearts to make sure that we are trusting in Him, because if not, we too will be excluded from His rest. We are responsible for the state of our own hearts. We must also exhort one another, since this will help us to persevere. Finally, we must persevere and hold fast to Christ until the end.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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