Of Thy loving heart. Even our experience as believers bears this out, for what believer when he or she has committed sin and fails to confess quickly, does not sense an inner "restlessness" and loss of peace. It's as if the Lord were saying, "Set aside your worries. The context of this passage indicates that "soul rest" is found in paying attention to the paths Jehovah has set out from ancient times, giving us timeless instructions on how we should walk and then we choosing to walk in that way. Today if you hear His voice, enter the soul satisfying quietness and rest of restored fellowship and communion in Christ! The work is Mine, and Mine alone; If not, is there any act(s) of disobedience you need to confess and from which you need to repent? But “remaineth” means “unexhausted, unrealized, by aught which has taken place.” The rest is for us here and now. Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best. Yes, God rested on the seventh day from His work of creation, but thankfully He continued (and continues) to be active in providentially sustaining all that He has created. Some people cannot rest mentally and emotionally because they are so easily annoyed. Time is nothing to him; let it be nothing to thee. Rest and the Redeemer (cp 1Cor 11:1, cp He 6:11, 12-note): Despite the fact that Jesus knew His time on earth was short and therefore very precious, He redeemed (cp Ep 5:16KJV-note) some of this precious time for rest and refreshment from His active life (Mk 6:45, 46, 47; Lk 6:12; 9:28). Christ offers rest to all who will trust him completely. how safely led! Cause us to lie down, O Lord, we pray Thee! Paradoxically there is no music during the 5 rests (variable length of rhythmic silence) depicted above, but there is no making of music without a rest! And untold bliss our lot shall be. No fear that His resources will prove unequal to the emergency! Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest. Rest is built into the rhythm of existence, like the still between the waves. While many others were lost that night, these trusting few were rescued. by Jean Pigott — G.W. A higher plane than I have found; Canaan is not primarily a type of heaven; but of that blessed experience which is ours when we have passed the Jordan of death to natural impulse or selfish choice, and have elected for evermore to accept, and delight in, the will of God. Joshua could not give it, nor Canaan yield it: it remains for believers. When the goals and the visions looks so far away,  Now 'tis full of joy and zest; Fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. Old-fashioned chicken wire stapled to well-anchored stakes holds it in place. (Job 3:26). Oh, it is joy to feel Jesus living in you [he wrote to his sister, Mrs. Walker, on the same journey]: to find your heart all taken up by Him; to be reminded of His love by His seeking communion with you at all times, not by your painful attempts to abide in Him. That thou might’st share the joys of Heaven, G. Bosch. Do not let us continue to say, in effect, "Who shall ascend into heaven? As to providential matters, the work of grace in the soul, and the work of the Lord in the souls of others, let us cast these burdens upon the Lord and rest in Him. REST, noun [Latin resto, if the latter is a compound of re and sto; but is an original word.See Verb.]. LEARNING TO REST - Matthew 11:29 - Many Christians are anxious and troubled. It can so reveal itself that it almost compels rest. Comment: "Rested" is the Hebrew verb shabath or shavath [07673] to repose, (intrans.) My prayer, my aim, is higher ground. (Constable Notes and Commentary), KJV Bible Commentary: Jeremiah 31:1 continues the general theme of the glorious hope of a restored Israel and the establishment of a new covenant with them. He knoweth what is best; This rest is offered to all and is freely available by grace through personal faith in Jesus Christ (Mt 11:28, 29, 30). Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share. That helps me rest easy--even when one of the children is out of the house. They are the birthright of every child of God, and no one can dispense with them without dishonoring our Lord. It had a ribbon on it that said, ‘Rest In Peace,’ and we thought it would be just perfect since you are always asking for a little peace so that you can rest.” - Source unknown, Carry Some Quiet Around inside Thee - “Carry some quiet around inside thee,” the well-known Quaker, George Fox, used to say. Somebody prayed, I know. Heb 4:7-note "fixes" means that He places a boundary on the day. If you’re stuck for ideas, set some parameters with your kids and then ask for their input. He also prescribed a similar pattern for His disciples (Mk 6:31-see devotional). Of temptation fierce and strong; 2Chr. O that I now the rest might know, Look up beyond the sun to Me and be at peace." In God’s rest we are forever established in Christ. And speed the parting guest! Until He cometh, rest, (Meyer, F. B. See the word study on each word for more detail…. the very thought of Thee Yet within the confines of the shores, I had the opportunity and responsibility of guiding the rudder to determine the direction of travel. And Thou art loved alone. That begs the question, what is the “Sabbath Rest” spoken of in the Law? Ray Stedman speaking of those who have entered this salvation rest by faith explains that tragically many believers experience breakdown in their Christianity (not referring to a loss of salvation but a loss of joy and sense of His presence and power) under the pressures of stress or responsibility because they try to work out their salvation in their power (cp Php 2:12-note, Php 2:13-note) and have not learned to "operate out of rest". Notice that forcible expression: the Spirit of the Lord caused them to rest. —DJD 6:16; Ex 33:14; Dt. I am still here, taking care of My universe. Give me those who have the power to restrain themselves and wait; these are they that can act with the greatest momentum in the hour of crisis. The Psalmist had evidently been somewhat disturbed in mind, his troubles had ruffled his spirit but now with a sense of answered prayer upon him he quiets his soul. And so it is possible to interpret God's "rest" in Hebrews 4…. Only by thinking of all that Jesus is and all He is for us: His life, His death, His work, He Himself as revealed to us in the Word, to be the subject of our constant thoughts. Although entering His rest in Hebrews 3-4 (He 3:11-note, He 3:18, 19-note, He 4:1-note, He 4:3, 4, 5-note, He 4:8, 9, 10-note, He 4:11-note) is primarily a call (for diligence - He 4:11) to enter His rest of salvation (justification, past tense salvation - see Three Tenses of Salvation), the application of this truth is that believers need to daily enter into His rest, experiencing communion with the One Who is the Source and Essence of rest, so that our souls are "re-energized", refreshed and satisfied in Him (Mt 11:28, 29, 30). Aesop responded by picking up a bow, loosening its string, and placing it on the ground. Thy work—to rest in Me. (2). Let us rejoice that this rest remaineth. Ps 46:10-note "Cease striving and know that I am God.". So shalt thou build to good and lasting purpose. This house was only lent Genesis 2:1-2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. This… is a most divine precept, and requires much grace to carry it out. The atonement for our sins is fully made. 1989. Not a breeze was stirring, and the surface of the small lake was like glass. —D. Mary's deed of anointing, learnt in much sitting at the Lord's feet (Jn 11:2), fills the world with its aroma. Perfect, yet it groweth, deeper all the way. A W Tozer on Rest - You will never have inward peace until you have acknowledged your guilt. In the new relationship with God, we can depend on Him for everything and in everything-for support, for health, for strength, for all we need. Our Daily Homily), A man of rest … he shall build. Because God never sleeps, Judges 8:28-note So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. But the Hebrew word for prayer — tefillah — means to "self evaluate”. “To rest on” often means to come upon to abide, as of the Spirit of Yahweh (Numbers 11:25f; Isaiah 11:2), of wisdom (Pr 14:33), of anger (Ec 7:9). Keep me ever trusting, resting, that He had said, "I will never leave thee. The feet that wait for God The respected Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser wrote "In 1933 Gerhard Von Rad aptly observed that “Among the many benefits of redemption offered to man by Holy Scripture, that of ‘rest’ has been almost overlooked in biblical theology….” Forty years have not substantially changed that assessment of the situation. Though much in nature sings God's praise, That the tribes failed to do so was not a reflection on the power of God, but on the failure to take for themselves what Joshua had given and allotted to each one of them." May God give you to lay hold on these blessed truths. A rest where all our soul’s desire Brightness of my Father’s glory, Mary’s deed of anointing, learned in much sitting at the Lord’s feet, fills the world with its aroma. (5) Rest in the relation thy God fills to thee; He is the Father. Rush is destructive of rest, and pace of peace. Frances Ridley Havergal, I thank thee, Lord, that here our souls, For by Thy transforming power, Can we not apply that to our lives as NT believers? I am finding out the greatness Six months earlier he had written, "I have continually to mourn that I follow at such a distance and learn so slowly to imitate my precious Master." We have to respond, to believe, to be fully persuaded to the point that I am willing to wholly commit. Anonymous. It is also worth noting that God created the cycle of light and darkness to provide for daily rest for man as well as for all His creation (Ge 1:14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19). So didst Thou lead Thy people, - Augustine. It was resting in Jesus now, and letting Him do the work (Ed: Read that sentence again! Lo! The fact that there will be rest and quiet during this period supports the premise that one component of the future rest (see discussion below) God promises includes the glorious millennial reign of Christ. These three qualities help people feel connected in relationship and community. To enter into God’s rest means that for the remainder of our lives and for all eternity we can lean on God. (Stedman, Ray: The Rest Obtained Is New-Creation Rest). corner a Chowlem. Scripture also uses the word rest to speak of the freedom from external turmoil and warfare. 12:10; 25:19; Josh 1:13). And so in the NT "rest" refers primarily to the promise of a life (in Christ, cp Col 2:3-note, Ep 1:3-note) and not to the promise of a land. Instead, set aside part of each day to talk with God, thanking Him for who He is and what He has done for you. - John Calvin, Faith is reason at rest in God. It does not consist in circumstances, or conditions of existence, but in disposition. Some Christians think that inactivity is a waste of time. 2Co 3:14, 15. All that I loved has passed. Before God heals and makes us whole But still I’ll pray till Heav’n I’ve found, --DJD, If I gained the world but not the Savior The Hebrew word translated here as . (See related topic Three Tenses of Salvation) To reiterate, from the line of reasoning (and purpose) of the epistle of Hebrews (e.g., the warning passages, etc), it is clear that the writer desires to be absolutely clear with his vacillating Hebrew audience that they only have "Today" to enter the rest of salvation found only in faith in Messiah. The Bible does not. cp 1Co 16:17, 18, 2Co 7:13, 2Ti 1:16-note, Philemon 7, 20] Acts 3:19, 20 [Where {Who} does true refreshment come from? Ponder the words of Frances R Havergal's beautiful hymn Like a River Glorious (click to play and ask yourself what brings "perfect peace and rest"?)…. NAS renderings of Shabath/shavath = brought to an end(1), cease(21), ceased(7), ceases(3), did away(2), disappear(1), do away(1), eliminate(3), gone(1), hear… more(1), lacking(1), left you without(1), made an end(1), make an end(1), no*(1), observe(1), observe the rest(1), put a stop(3), put an end(3), puts an end(1), remove(2), removed(1), rest(3), rested(3), silence(1), stop(2), stopped(1). Reprinted by permission. It must be for the same reason that he created the universe: because it was in his nature so to do. Jeremiah 31:2 Thus says the LORD, "The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness-- Israel, when it went to find its rest." All rights reserved. To hear his voice speaking in the heart, in circumstances, and in nature, and to obey promptly, gladly, blithely, — this would bring the soul into the rest that remains unexhausted for the people of God. For other uses, see seventh-day Sabbath and first-day Sabbath. May He keep me ever thus, simply depending on Him for every blessing, temporal as well as spiritual. Though round me the storms of adversity roll, (Spurgeon, C. Faith's Checkbook). - C. H. Spurgeon, Who can measure the happiness of heaven, where no evil at all can touch us, no good will be out of reach; where life is to one long laud extolling God, who will be all in all; where there will be no weariness to call for rest, no need to call for toil, no place for any energy but praise. This conclusion is based in part on the author's use of the conditional "if's", which introduce the subjunctive mood (the mood of probability - cp He 3:6, 7-note, He 3:14-note, He 4:7, 8-note), and also upon the warning passages in Hebrews such as in Hebrews 2:1-4 warning against neglect and Hebrews 3:7-4:13 warning against unbelief, etc. With them that is, to Kadesh-Barnea regrettable occasions when I saw, oh, how flowed... 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