Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.…
1. Faith can stand with nothing, nor be mixed with truth but the Word; and the Word will not join, nor stand, nor mix with conceits, opinions, presumptions, but with faith; that is, it will be received, not as a conjecture, or possible truth, but for Divine and infallible truth; else it profiteth not.
2. Hearers of the Word may blame their misbelief if they get not profit.
3. Albeit a man get light by the Word, and some tasting of temporary joy and honour, and riches also, by professing or preaching of it, yet he receiveth not profit, except to get entry into God's rest thereby; for all these turn to conviction.
(D. Dickson, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.