Hebrews 4:1, 9-10
“1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his."
When the Jews approached the promised land with Moses, they saw the end of their journey. They saw rest. But they weren’t ready. And they wandered in the wilderness for another 40 years.
For Christians, our rest comes when we are in a relationship with God. We have to be ready for this relationship, because it involves commitment, and some wandering.
But, when we are in a true relationship with God, our spirit is at rest. We are no longer striving to fill the void in our souls. While we may physically live in a world full of violence, hatred and unrest, the Spirit of God gives us the power and the courage to resist becoming a part of these things and to live a life based upon the teachings of Christ.
Living a different life is stressful if we try to live it within our own power and resources. Living a different life with God leading and guiding us is a life of peace and rest.
Enter God’s rest. Find His peace.
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)