Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
— Disobedience is the root of unbelief. Unbelief is the mother of further disobedience. Faith is submission, voluntary, within a man's own power. If it be not exercised the true cause lies deeper than all intellectual ones, lies in the moral aversion of his will and in the pride of independence which says, "Who is the Lord over us?" Why should we have to depend upon Jesus Christ? And as faith is obedience and submission, so faith breeds obedience, and unbelief leads on to higher-handed rebellion. The two interlock each other, foul mother and fouler child; and with dreadful reciprocity of influence the less a man trusts the more he disobeys; the more he disobeys the less he trusts.
(A. Maclaren, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.