Posted by: bshelley | April 28, 2009

When Comes the Rest?

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Today’s Verse: Hebrews 4:10 For the one who has entered that rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. NASB

Our Sabbath rest begins at the moment we enter eternity in Christ. It is interesting to note that of all the Commandments, only the one pertaining to the Sabbath is not repeated in the New Testament. Some today try to make a big deal out of this by insisting that we observe the Sabbath just as did the Jews to whom it was given. The Sabbath was to be a day of rest, not worship. As Christ’s church we worship the Lord in the same manner today as did the first century church under the apostolic leadership. Sunday is our day set aside to worship. It is the day that Jesus rose from the grave and the day that the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles at Pentecost. The only records we have of the first church was that they gathered, sang songs of worship to God and took communion on the first day of the week. So, we do likewise today. Our day of rest comes when we, like God have finished our work here. Eternity is both reward and rest for the faithful and obedient. We should toil in His service as long as it is today and look forward to the rest at the end. Let us have joy as we toil in His vineyard even as we are prepared for eternity.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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Responses

  1. You are so right! It doesn’t matter for me when the sabbath is, what’s important is you worship God all the time. as many time as possible. besides, we can’t rest until the work is finished. It will only end once we join Jesus in heaven.

  2. What a nice piece. I think for a believer, everyday is the sabbath in Christ. A day to rest in him and trust him for all our needs.
    I believe there is an intellectual response to that call and a spiritual one… I have read the Lord calls us to find peace in him but I pray for that rest in him as I live from day to day.
    Amen.

  3. Lawermommy, great comment. I totally agree that we can rest in Christ each day. I wanted to include those thoghts as well, but it was already getting a bit long for a devo. Thanks for your beautiful addition. Please come back. Bryan

  4. Amen Mike.


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