For Lord’s Day, July 13, 2014
Tomorrow we will be reminded about the importance of rest to provide for and protect God’s people in this life to make it to the next life. And that rest is connected to the Sabbath, which means, “to cease”.
Come to Jesus tomorrow on His Holy Day of rest and be truly comforted in the fellowship of the Saints as you join your brethren in truly resting at His feet as we cease from our works and trust in and worship Him.
We will sing part of Psalm 16, in which David rests in the hope of heaven (eternal rest) because of the Holy One (Jesus, the Messiah). May you come ready to taste and see that God’s rest is good for your soul as you sing King David’s words:
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:9-11)
I want to encourage you to think of rest like the ceasing of a storm. Or, like the man, Legion, who was running around naked causing havoc until He encountered Christ, but was then put in His right mind, clothed and at peace. Come to Jesus in Sabbath worship expecting to rest in Him like that, and He will not deny you of it, for He says:
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 is light. (Matthew 11:28-12:1)
Stormy souls have no peace. Enjoy God’s peace tomorrow in Christ, Who only gives real and abiding rest. He calmed the stormy seas. He can quiet your restless hearts. Only He can. Come to Him truly, by dropping everything else, for You Need Your Rest.