Resting in the Lord

Resting in the Lord

The Lord promises His people spiritual rest.

Exodus 33:14: And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

1 Kings 8:56a: Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised.

Hebrews 4:9: There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.

Resting in the Lord brings complete rest—rest of body, peace of mind, contentment of heart, and spiritual well-being.

Psalm 23:2–3a: He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul;

Psalm 55:18a: He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me.

Psalm 116:7: Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Isaiah 28:12a: "This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest," And, "This is the refreshing."

There is one condition for receiving the rest the Lord promises: “Come to Me!”

Matthew 11:28–30: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Hebrews 4:11a: Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest.

We cannot do the Master’s work without the Master’s power.

2 Chronicles 20:12b: Nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.

Psalm 20:7: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 84:5a: Blessed is the man whose strength is in You.

Psalm 127:1a: Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it;

2 Corinthians 3:4–5: And we have such trust through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.

Isaiah 40:29,31: He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

To get the Master’s power, we must spend time with the Master.

2 Corinthians 4:16: Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

Psalm 105:4: Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!

Psalm 138:3: In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.

Isaiah 30:15a: For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength."

Isaiah 41:1a: Keep silence before Me, O coastlands, And let the people renew their strength!

Resting in the Lord means giving our cares and concerns to Him and letting Him carry them.

Psalm 55:22: Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

1 Peter 5:7: Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Hebrews 4:10: For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

Resting in the Lord means taking time to meditate on the Lord and His wonders.

Genesis 24:63a: And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening.

Job 37:14b: Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.

Psalm 104:34: May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD.

Psalm 143:5: I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.

Resting in the Lord means humbling ourselves before Him.

Psalm 46:10: Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Isaiah 57:15: For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

Micah 6:8: He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Take time to be holy—wholly His.

Luke 10:38–42:  Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me." 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Psalm 27:4: One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.

Psalm 84:10a: For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.

Proverbs 8:17: I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.”

John 14:21b: And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.

John 16:27a: For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me.

James 4:8a: Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

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