[PC-USA] 1999-05-16 - Passages about Rest

Rest is a crucial principle in God's provision for His world. He provides rest not only for mankind, but even for animals and land. I hope you all have a restful weekend. If you work weekends, I hope your time off will be replenishing, whenever it is.

Physiological Rest

Exo 31:15 (NNAS) For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

Mark 6:31 (NNAS) And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.

A Restful Spirit

Exo 33:14 (NNAS) And He said, "My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.

Psa 37:7 (NNAS) Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Mat 11:28-30 (NNAS) Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Isa 26:3 (NNAS) The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.

Rest for Animals

Deu 5:14 (NNAS) But the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.

Rest for the Land

Lev 26:34 (NNAS) Then the land will enjoy its sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies' land; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.