The message of grace has been so messed up.Grace is not a license to licentious living,grace does not remove the consequence of your actions.
Paul asked in Romans 6:1-2 ” shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” Certainly not,his reply was “God forbid,that we who have been dead to sin,how shall we any longer live therein?”
God has predetermined that we shall enter into his rest,a rest from all kinds of toil already prepared for us through Christ and in Christ,like he rested after creation,financial rest,marital rest,mental rest,rest that brings peace.
The rest spoken of here is absolute freedom from fear,total peace in Christ Jesus!
This rest is so vital that Hebrews 4:1 says “Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. (Hebrews 4:1 NKJV)”
That the word fear was used to bring caution so that we don’t fall short of it,in other words the writer meant that we should walk carefully that we don’t miss out in this promise of divine rest.
The generation before us missed out in this rest because of their hardness of heart and disobedience,such that God restrained them from entering into His rest.Hebrew 4:3
Disobedience is not an Old Testament word but its an English word which simply means a lack of obedience or refusal to comply;disregard or transgression( dictionary.com).
The men of old didn’t enter this rest “because of their disobedience”Hebrews 4:6.
Grace doesn’t give room for disobedience,when you fail to follow the simple instructions lined out in the word of God(the BIble) you are living a life of disobedience,period!
God will not compromise his word,”don’t be deceived whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap” Galatians 6:7.
A life of disobedience will only yield a life of constant defeat,the reason why your life seems like its going in circles and you are not a fruitful Christian but going from one depression to the other,might just be that you are living life on your own terms and not Gods terms.
Who is rocking your boat you or God,stop the pity-party and face the terms,you need to do it Gods ways.
“Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest,that no man fall after the same example of disobedience” Hebrews 4:11.
This rest is absolute rest from all your works just as God did-Hebrews 4:10.