God's promise that we may enter his place of rest still stands. We are afraid that some of you think you won't enter his place of rest.
We have heard the same Good News that your ancestors heard. But the message didn't help those who heard it in the past because they didn't believe.
We who believe are entering that place of rest. As God said, "So I angrily took a solemn oath that they would never enter my place of rest." God said this even though he had finished his work when he created the world.
Somewhere in Scripture God has said this about the seventh day: "On the seventh day God rested from all his work."
God also said in the same passage, "They will never enter my place of rest."
However, some people enter that place of rest. Those who heard the Good News in the past did not enter God's place of rest because they did not obey God.
So God set another day. That day is today. Many years after [your ancestors failed to enter that place of rest] God spoke about it through David in the passage already quoted: "If you hear God speak today, don't be stubborn."
If Joshua had given the people rest, God would not have spoken about another day.