On the seventh day God rested from all His works.
When Jesus said, “It is finished” from the cross, He rested from His work as Son of Man on earth.
God’s people who wandered around in the desert for 40 years, however, did not enter God’s rest.
“…the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. “So I declared on oath in my anger, God said. ‘They shall never enter my rest.’
There remains for us God’s Sabbath rest. Rest from all our work, all our labor, from our trying to do good and be good. From all our religion. It is a rest we receive (God’s gift to us) as we trust Jesus Christ to live His life in us, through us and as us.
“Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
In his book, Grace Amazing, Steve McVey says, “Many mistakenly think of rest as some sort of passivity, which it is not. Rest means to trust Jesus Christ as our Life Source, depending on Him to empower our actions with His strength.”¹
Are you resting today, or running? Trying or trusting?
Grace Amazing; ©2001 by Steve McVey; Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon; p 77.