Both work and rest come from the Lord. Only those who do their work “as unto the Lord” have the freedom to rest from their work with a sense of peace and a clear conscience.
Faithful preaching includes 1) revelation (a text), 2) interpretation (exegesis), and 3) application (how we should then live). The “Gospel-Centered Movement” worked hard over the past 20 years to train Evangelicals to despise that last part. They were highly successful.
This one’s a banger.
“And this may denote the presence of Christ with his people in afflictions, who will not suffer those waters to overflow them, and in death itself, when the swellings of Jordan shall not come near them to distress them; and when the covenant of grace will appear firm and sure, and be their great support.” -John Gill
“For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? (Hebrews 2:2-3 ESV)
God will defeat every one of his enemies. Some are defeated by grace – God mercifully causes these sinners to become his adopted sons. Others are defeated by justice.