Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Rest

We shall consider these words as referring to HEAVENLY rest: our Father's house, our Savior's home, and our eternal dwelling-place!

To the weary and way-worn there is something delightful in the thought of REST, and they love to think of Heaven as the place where they shall "rest from their labors."

REST gives us the idea of repose the calm, quiet repose of the soul; refreshment, the refreshment of the exhausted spirit after conflict, sickness, or toil; restoration to vigor after debility, languor, and fainting.

Heaven will be a rest from sin, which will no more grieve us; from sorrow, which will no more trouble and distress us; from fears, which will no more harass and perplex us; and from conflicts, which will no more agitate and suppress us.

It will be a rest with God in His glory, with Jesus in His immediate presence, with saints and holy angels in full perfection and blessedness.

[James Smith]

Hebrews 4:9 ... There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

Psalm 55:6 ... And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Revelation 14:3 ... And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.❤