Leviticus 25:4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
REST! There is nothing better in all the world after a hard day’s work than a good night of rest. Our body demands it. Just to stop, breathe, relax, and let our bodies recover and prepare for the next day. Yet we’ve become so busy, our minds so cluttered, that resting has become difficult. Sleep aids are often our best friend. Not only do our bodies need rest, but farmers will tell you the land needs rest as well. After years of planting the same crops the soil becomes depleted of its nutrients. Alternating crops or just leaving a field empty if possible is the best thing for the land. It will give you bigger and better crops in the years you plant if you can just give it some rest.
Before science figured out the resting principle, God already knew. He created times of rest for a reason. When Jesus was walking the earth teaching His disciples we read in Mark 6:31 “And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: …” Rest was necessary to minister well. God also promises rest when we give our lives to Him. Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” So, if rest is so important, why do we neglect it? Trying to get one more day on the job, one more adventure on the weekend, one more thing done around the house, when we should take the time of rest that God created and intended for us to take. I hear a call to REST!
Our call to REST implies that we are to rest from something. It’s not a call to do nothing. Rest is more rewarding if you’ve done something to rest from. Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” You see, there is still a yoke!
Do you rest as you should?
Oh what a comfort we have in knowing just how much God cares for us. We’ve seen it this past week in:
● Our Continual Reminder
● Our Coming Remission
● Our Caution Required
● Our Curiosity Restrained
● Our Consistent Ruling
● Our Call To Rest
What peace, what joy, what comfort in knowing the All Knowing God is watching out for our lives. Knowing He has our best interest at heart. Our Comfort Is Real!
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|February 25, 2019||Leviticus 26-27||Mark 5:1-43|
|February 26, 2019||Numbers 1-3||Mark 6:1-31|
|February 27, 2019||Numbers 4-6||Mark 6:32-56|
|February 28, 2019||Numbers 7||Mark 7|
|March 1, 2019||Numbers 8-9||Mark 8:1-21|
|March 2, 2019||Numbers 10-11||Mark 8:22-38|
|March 3, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
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Oh, how terrible it would be.
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