Adam and Eve were born into His rest, but soon lost it.
God’s plan of redemption is to restore this restful relationship.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Jesus
Apparently it’s a gift; but Hebrews 4:11 says we are to “strive to enter into that rest.”
And it says, “They could not enter in because of unbelief.” Hebrews 3:19
Trust has been lost, Jesus has to find a way to overcome our unbelief.
The Cross and resurrection was designed to regain our trust, and this can take a while, but after regaining our trust Jesus says, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Jesus showed us a restful life by wearing His Father’s yoke.
What does being yoked mean?
John 5:19, “The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”
John 12:49, “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.”
So we enter His rest by yoking with Jesus, which means we will only be doing what He has us to do, and saying only what He has us to say.
P.s. Jesus worked on the Sabbath, but it wasn’t His own works, it was His Father working through Him.