Manna For Today: November 2, 2015
One of our primary pursuits is the pursuit of REST. The Word of God has much to say about this subject. Consider the following:
1. The Divine Presence gives rest.
Exodus 33:14 – The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”
2. It is vainly sought in escape from trouble.
Psalm 55:6 – Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest!
3. It can be lost by stubbornness.
Isaiah 28:12 – God has told his people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen.
4. It is found in Christ’s service.
Matthew 11:29 – Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
5. It is appropriated by faith.
Hebrews 4:5 – But in the other passage God said, “They will never enter my place of rest.”
6. It is eternal.
Revelations 14:13 – And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!”
Rest in the Lord today and allow His peace to give you sweet repose.
Peace and blessings!