For what is sent, is sent, (The Hebrew word shaqat or "rest" is translated "undisturbed" in Jdg 3:30-note, Jdg 5:31-note, Jdg 8:28-note, all referring to a time of rest for Israel from external enemies, cp same idea in of a country [or city] undisturbed and at rest - 2Chr 14:1, 5, 6, 20:30, 23:21). Abiding, not striving nor struggling; looking off unto Him; trusting Him for present power; … resting in the love of an almighty Savior, in the joy of a complete salvation, "from all sin"—this is not new, and yet 'tis new to me. There is no time to take our meals, much less to obtain opportunities for prayer and fellowship with God. (Meyer, F. B. From that moment the man had no rest in his soul. It must be for the same reason that he created the universe: because it was in his nature so to do. What is the antidote for this? Finally, a number of commentators feel that the writer is speaking of the rest that the believer will experience in eternity future when our salvation is consummated in glorification. Are you experiencing His rest today? Resting ’neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus, Christ offers rest to all who will trust him completely. But these are as much a test of Christian principle as the other. Rest also means to lean on (Ed: Play Leaning on the Everlasting Arms). Seek quietness as his gift! Nor grudge the hours that roll; 2 And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. --Mary James, I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say God’s repose is an active rest if you will. For “rest” the Revised Version (British and American) has “solemn rest” (Exodus 16:23; 31:15, etc. Jesus, I am resting, resting, Perfect, yet it groweth, deeper all the way. This point means the opposite, or the emphasis of the letter is opposite what it stands for. Instead of working late at night, he began to go to bed earlier, rising at 5 A.M. to give time to Bible study and prayer (often two hours) before the work of the day began. A body is at rest when it ceases to move; the mind is at rest when it ceases to be disturbed or agitated; the sea is never at rest Hence, Then you are that very "one" in the phrase "any one of you" in Hebrews 4:1 who has come short of God's promised rest! Will you not take up this position today? Again, we have forgotten our resting-place. Rest from your labors. Then that day comes when your oldest child leaves home. He never cometh late; The secret of his own strength was not far to seek. Know what wealth of grace is Thine, There is rest, sweet rest, there. This can be figurative, referring to dark, evil, and confusion. And all my resources seem less than the need Jesus was telling the man in Mk 10:17 that in essence "you are coming short in just one thing"! To enter into God’s rest means that for the remainder of our lives and for all eternity we can lean on God. — God speaks of it as his Rest. Because he trusts in You—a powerful faith.". — The word “remains” has diverted the thoughts of commentators who have supposed it referred to heaven. —H. This is a serious passage. To be in a state of tranquility, in the above passages this "rest" being the result of the absence of war, during which the land experiences a sense of safety and security. It is a relationship in which we are confident and secure that we have committed our life to God and that He holds it in perfect, eternal love. “Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit, from thy own thoughts, and then thou wilt feel the principle of God to turn thy mind to the Lord from whence cometh life; whereby thou mayest receive the strength and power to allay all storms and tempests.” Source unknown. And there will be a place for thee. Of Thy loving heart. Veteran missionary pilot Bob Griffin described those WWI aircraft in his book Cleared For Takeoff. As much as you prepared for the day when it would happen, those first nights are the most difficult. — G.W. And waits for your request; Seek it! Is that not similar to living within the will of God? 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. He will give the nation physical and spiritual rest during the Millennium." May our Father graciously grant each of us both the desire and the power through His grace and His Spirit to continually experience His presence and His rest, for our good and His glory, all possible through the finished work of His "resting" (interceding) Son, Christ Jesus. 2Chr. He never comes too late. Clearly without past tense salvation his readers can experience no spiritual rest for their souls, either in this life or the one to come. 4). Whilst we remain there, we are perfectly safe and blessed. 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. Jan 13, 2020 - Explore Emery Swanson's board "Hebrew words from the Bible. Great peace is our portion in Christ Jesus. Arise, sad heart, and grieve no more; 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. Victor, Hymns with the word "resting" - 232 hits (Feb, 2015), Hymns with the word "rest" - >2600 hits (Feb, 2015), Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. construction), observe the sacred day (considered by some a homophonous root); to be ended, (trans.) It was an experience that stood the test, as months and years went by. construction), observe the sacred day (considered by some a homophonous root); to be ended, (trans.) How little I believed the rest and peace of heart I now enjoy were possible down here! which Moses recorded in Nu 13:2…, "The land of Canaan which I am going to give to the sons of Israel" (Nu 13:2). This truth should motivate a deep love for Him and a strong desire to walk in a manner which is pleasing to Him, God's rest is a "working rest" for even thought He finished His creation work and rested, this did not a cessation from work, but rather the proper repose that comes from completing a work. Here he is born to toil and suffer weariness, but in the land of the immortal, fatigue is never known. Paul would echo the urgency of the invitation to come on in declaring "now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is 'THE DAY OF SALVATION'" (2Co 6:2, quoting Isa 49:8). The dread of future ills that may befall; "Fear" in Heb 4:1 is aorist passive meaning because of what happened to Israel, take this to heart and let it cause you to tremble. The result—the amount of iron carried increased from 12 and a half to 47 tons a day! Fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. Now is the time; He bends His ear, A rest where pure enjoyment reigns, David Guzik commenting on Joshua 11:23: The end of this phase of conquest was a greater invitation to the cooperation of the tribes with God. Comment: Joshua 11:23 is a key verse in the book of Joshua. Scripture declares that righteousness brings true security and tranquility (Is 32:17); but also warns of the false security that comes to the unrighteous (Ezek 16:49). That changes the whole concept of rest. We all have a war going on inside: spirit against flesh. Rest. Hebrew 4:3 makes it clear that those who believe will enter God ’s rest, and this concept is picked up again in verses 9–11. This article is about the rest day in Judaism. Heb 4:7-note "fixes" means that He places a boundary on the day. “We which have believed do enter into rest.” Where is it? Families need clear boundaries to be healthy and successful. Heaven (Ed: See #4 above) and millennial rest is the reward of the believer’s labors for the Lord (Re 14:13-note). G. Bosch. --J. Oatman, Jr., alt. I have just to roll the burden on the Lord. One day as we were talking about those birds from which we get the expression "crazy as a loon," he mentioned that without any wind blowing it was almost impossible for them to take off and fly. The threefold picture is a Rest, or a Sabbath. The rest God promises is spiritual, not physical. --J D Brannon (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. The robe of righteousness in which we are clad is finished. Then He made woman, and no one has ever rested since, beast, man, or God. Yes, I rest in Thee, Belovèd, Someone once outlined the words of Isaiah 26:3 this way: "You—a precious God. 3) Rest (2664) (katapauo [word study] from kata = down, here intensifying the meaning of + pauo = make to cease) means to cause to cease some activity (resulting in a period of rest), to make quite, to cause to be at rest, to grant rest. This rest is offered to all and is freely available by grace through personal faith in Jesus Christ (Mt 11:28, 29, 30). Jesus offers us a rest that comes from inner tranquility (Mt 11:29). Who loved thee from eternity. Yahweh promised His people rest in the land He should give them; this they looked forward to and enjoyed (Deut 12:9; Joshua 11:23). This unbelief remove: Out of quiet hearts arise the greatest resolves; just as from the seclusion of country hamlets have come the greatest warriors, statesmen, and patriots. Our Daily Homily), A man of rest … he shall build. How surely kept! (Editorial comment: But not to loss of salvation if one is genuinely saved in the first place!) And have made it mine. In Heb 4:1ff, it is argued from God’s having promised His people a “rest” — a promise not realized in Canaan (He 4:8) — that there remains for the people of God “a Sabbath rest” (sabbatismos, He 4:9). James says that if you say you have faith, show me your works. Lord, I believe a rest remains (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. Higher they cannot go. “Ye bore your burdens meek and lowly, Lord, I Believe a Rest Remains Our rooms without, our souls within, are littered with the symptoms of the many absorbing interests which are monopolizing our attention. Make haste, my soul, forget all sadness; What is needed to make us men and women of rest? So in perfect peace I rest. We have forgotten our resting-place. In the Shabbat liturgy we are given a more complete, many-layered understanding of the word. Refrain Determine, let the wicked succeed as they may, that you will treat the matter with indifference, and never allow a question to be raised as to the righteousness and goodness of the Lord. In other words, do not let us consider Him as far off, when God has made us one with Him, members of His very body. God’s rest, then, is in the spiritual realm, the rest of salvation. Rather rest is a human need, like sleep and food—and even more, rest is an opportunity. The place where we lie down to rest is under the shadow of the Cross. Rest is freedom from work, toil, strain or activity. 4) Rest (2663) (katapausis [word study] from katá = intensifies or "down" conveying sense of permanency + paúo = make to cease) describes literally a ceasing from one's work or activity. And Thy beauty fills my soul, For peace awaits thee, joy and gladness— Fold up the tent! We are continually entering into His rest, day by day, even moment by moment. So shalt thou build - Augustine, Someone has observed, "In Christ we have a love that can never be fathomed, a peace that can never be understood, a rest that can never be disturbed, a joy that can never be diminished, a hope that can never be disappointed, and a spiritual resource that can never be exhausted. Whose mind is stayed on You—a present focus. Mr. Taylor was asked many years later. The wicked are overcome, and the righteous prevail. (Ed: I agree, it's probably a bit chauvinistic! (Spurgeon, C. Faith's Checkbook). In spiritual terms rest means primarily to cease from one's works with the idea of release from anxiety, worry and insecurity. No need to worry We can partake of Christ's life as our very life as we are willing to take His yoke upon us, yielding to Him. I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto Me and rest; This is something you cannot dodge and evade, because you have a conscience and your conscience will never let you rest until you get rid of the guilt! Ah! During World War II, an elderly woman in England had endured the nerve-shattering bombings with amazing serenity. In Moody magazine, John H. Timmerman writes. That's what David did when he was in trouble, for he wrote, "I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety" When you realize your heavenly Father is watching over you, you can find sweet rest. There are others who have missed it by only an "inch". This is critical in a rootless society. Time for leisure, time for rest. "Lord Jesus, I just want to look at You today. --Henry Francis Lyte, It is very well to rest on God when you have other props, but it is best of all to rest on him when every prop is knocked away. Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where, Isaiah 57:20 gives a great word picture of the meaning of shaqat in the description of wicked people who are like "the tossing sea" which " cannot be quiet (shaqat; Lxx = anapauo)". Never foe can follow, never traitor stand; Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care. He entered it, we are told, when He had finished His work; and beheld it to be very good; and ever since the door has been standing open for the travel-stained, weary children of men to enter it. And God knows best. It was the exchanged life that had come to him—the life that is indeed "No longer I." I told Him that all the responsibility as to the issues and consequences must rest with Him; that as His servant it was mine to obey and to follow Him, His to direct, care for and guide me and those who might labor with me. Many persons I fear are "vaccinated" and have never experienced the "real thing"!) Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand, Throughout the dark hours her voice rang out across the water. What must we do to effect God's rest?) Stay close to Christ and the promises of God in His Word so that your soul might enter His rest daily and weekly. No Christ and there will be no rest! For Sabbath in the Talmud, see Shabbat (Talmud). Leaning upon Him, how sweet is my rest. And how I did sleep that night! When you come so close and yet are still short, you might be so deceived (almost like a vaccination gives you an attenuated virus, so you cannot catch the real thing! 1. And I am well content, Faith, the author goes on to assert, is the key to entering God’s rest. 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