Resting is good for the self sufficient, self-rightous soul

“for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” Hebrews 4:10

The author of Hebrews explains the nature of fulfillment concerning the rest of God in the Old Testament. As the people of God rested from their works on the seventh day, those in Christ rest from their works, which were done to try and please the Lord.  

God did not rest as we know it – for God is forever active in his creation.  He rested from his “creative” work.  Just as we should rest from trying to “create” our own righteousness and accept, by faith, the righteousness that has been offered us by another.  For His burden is light and His yoke is easy.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28

Resting in your position in Christ is a wonderful thing!

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