God's promise of entering his place of rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to get there.
For this Good News -- that God has prepared a place of rest -- has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn't believe what God told them.
References for Hebrews 4:2
For only we who believe can enter his place of rest. As for those who didn't believe, God said, "In my anger I made a vow: 'They will never enter my place of rest,'" even though his place of rest has been ready since he made the world.
References for Hebrews 4:3
We know it is ready because the Scriptures mention the seventh day, saying, "On the seventh day God rested from all his work."
References for Hebrews 4:4
But in the other passage God said, "They will never enter my place of rest."
References for Hebrews 4:5
So God's rest is there for people to enter. But those who formerly heard the Good News failed to enter because they disobeyed God.