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Jesus, Our Rest

The key to understanding how Jesus is our rest is the Hebrew word sabat, which means “to rest or stop or cease from work.” After creating the heavens and the earth in six days, God “rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made” (Genesis 2:2).... Read more →

Rest From Labor

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours” (Revelation 14:13). The Bible speaks of death, for a Christian, as a rest from labor. It is as if the Lord of the harvest says to the weary... Read more →

The Rest of Salvation

“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). All are Invited Who is invited to receive this rest? “All ye that labour.” The good news is to be preached to “every creature” under heaven (Mark 16:15), and in this... Read more →

Entering God’s Rest

“They could not enter in because of unbelief. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it” (Hebrews 3:19-4:1). Chapters 3 and 4 of Hebrews contain one of the most solemn warnings for which... Read more →

Learning to Rest

“Bear not a single care thyself,    One is too much for thee; The work is Mine, and Mine alone;    Thy work—to rest in Me.” Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was one of the most widely used missionaries in China’s history. Inland China opened to the Gospel largely as an outcome of his... Read more →

Thanks For Thorns

To give thanks in every situation is sometimes very difficult. When your body is wracked with pain, or you have just learned that you have a physical problem for which there is no cure, or you have lost your job, or a cherished relationship has been broken, it’s hard to... Read more →

Come To Jesus

“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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... Read more →

One Day of Darkness

There is an imaginative story told of a day when the sun did not rise. Six o’clock came and there was no sign of dawn. At seven o’clock, there was still no ray of light. At noon, it was as black as midnight. Then came the long dark hours of... Read more →

The Pattern of Rest

“On the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work” (Genesis 2:2-3). The... Read more →

Thanks For Fleas

Corrie ten Boom was an inspiration and challenge to thousands of people after World War II. Hearts were stirred and lives changed as she told with moving simplicity about God’s sufficiency to meet her needs, even as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. Not only was the camp filthy,... Read more →

The Desert Rest

Jesus “said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat” (Mark 6:31). We live in times of rush and turmoil; we are so actively engaged in a... Read more →

Guarded by Gratitude

Imagine for a moment that your city is surrounded by enemy forces who aim to destroy you. And you are aware that enemy sympathizers live and work in the city with a view to undermining the city’s defenses. And suppose you discover that there is a song which the enemy... Read more →

Music in a Rest

There is no music in a rest, but there is the making of music in it. Our life’s melody is broken off here and there by “rests,” and we foolishly think we have come to the end of the tune. God writes the music of our lives, and the rests... Read more →

Eternal Thanksgiving

“Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen” (Revelation 7:12). For all eternity, thanksgiving will be due to our God. There will never be a time when thanksgiving to God becomes obsolete. There will never be... Read more →

Sharpening My Ax

One man challenged another to an all-day wood chopping contest. The challenger worked very hard, stopping only for a brief lunch break. The other man had a leisurely lunch and took several breaks during the day. At the end of the day, the challenger was surprised and annoyed to find... Read more →

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