“For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.” Hebrews 4:2. A Sabbath rest, according to Hebrews 4, is a promise, even by David (Psalms 95) of the gospel, which is salvation. “Come to me, all you who are weary and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28. This is a call to be faithful in heart to Christ and accept God’s offer of salvation. We do this by saying things like: “I made a mistake, but God has forgiven me because I believe He died for my sins and I claim that gospel rest from fear, doubt and worry”. We usually say “rest” when we are experiencing these latter things. The big hype about terrorism, global warming, politics; these are just a few things people hear about on the news and try to decide whether to “combine it with faith”. We are predisposed to be critical hearers, that is how we survive. But we can’t do that with the gospel and obtain it’s rest. Just as Jesus couldn’t see beyond the grave to be reassured, neither can our doubts, fears and worry see beyond their graves of faith. Let this message be of value to you and combine it with faith… Jesus has a Sabbath-rest for you!