THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Jesus Is Our Rest
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
In the book of Genesis, we understand that God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. The seventh day was the Sabbath day; the Bible says He blessed and sanctified the seventh day because in it He rested from all His work (Genesis 2:2). He later instructed the children of Israel through the laws He gave them to also work for six days and rest on the seventh day, being the Sabbath day (Exodus 20:9-11).
However, the Lord Jesus Christ came as Lord of the Sabbath: “For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day” (Matthew 12:8). He is therefore our rest; and having been born again, you’re now in Him and have therefore entered His rest. “Rest” here isn’t referring to mere relaxation or taking time off work. It refers to your rest in God; it’s our place in God, where you no longer toil, struggle and sweat for anything in life; you cease from all struggles.
This is the life of rest Jesus has brought you into. Remember, He came and paid the price for your sins. He died, was buried and then raised back to life for your justification. Everything about your salvation was consummated in Him, who is today seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high. But thanks be unto God, you’re seated together with Him in that place of power, authority and rest: “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6).
Jesus is not doing any work today in heaven; He’s seated and resting. And since you’re seated with Him, it means no more struggling for you. You’ve been ushered into a life of rest; it’s a position of grace. In Christ Jesus, all your problems have been solved; therefore look to Him, for He’s the solution and all that you could ever need.
Dear Father, I thank you for the blessing of your Word and the enlightenment it has given me today. Thank you for bringing me into a place of glorious rest in Christ Jesus, where I don’t struggle but enjoy a blissful life of success and victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Samuel 17-18