God has perfect rest prepared for you

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And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire–and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.  (Revelation 15:2) In several places throughout Scripture, heaven is described and images of […]

Serving and Sitting (Luke 10:38-42)

While they were traveling, [Jesus] entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said.  But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care […]

Jesus wants to set you free from works

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His.  (Hebrews 4:9-10) Did God get tired and need a break after His work of creation?  Of course not.  He rested to set an example for us. […]

God will hold you up

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 63 GOD WILL HOLD YOU UP O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water… My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.  (Psalm 63:1, […]

In the Kingdom, your labor is never in vain

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 15 IN THE KINGDOM, YOUR LABOR IS NEVER IN VAIN But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not […]

The Holy Spirit works through rest

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 2 THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKS THROUGH REST And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.  (Acts 2:3-4) It is interesting how when the Holy Spirit […]

Jesus finished your work so you could rest in His

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 19 JESUS FINISHED YOUR WORK SO YOU COULD REST IN HIS When Jesus had received the sour wine He said, “It is finished,” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.  (John 19:30) Some ancient sources report that sponges dipped in sour wine were used to clean public toilet […]

Jesus rested, so you can, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 5 JESUS RESTED, SO YOU CAN, TOO But now even more the report about Him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear Him and to be healed of their infirmities.  But He would withdraw to desolate places and pray.  (Luke 5:15-16) In Luke chapter 5, Jesus calls His […]

Jesus wants to give you rest

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 6 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU REST The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.  And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”  For many were coming and going, and they had […]

God loves to exalt the lowly

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 23 GOD LOVES TO EXALT THE LOWLY Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.  (Matthew 23:12) Religious competition is alive and well today.  Bible knowledge, moral living, even service to those in need can easily be twisted into something we do simply […]