Updated: Mar 25
by JS Reeverts
When it comes to God's promises, one of the most beautiful is the promise of His rest.
Matthew 11:28-30 expresses Jesus invitation to all who are weary that they come to Him.
Hebrews 4:1-3 says:
Therefore, while the promise to enter His rest remains, let us fear that none of you should miss it. 2 For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith 3 (for we who have believed enter the rest), in keeping with what He has said:
So I swore in My anger, they will not enter My rest.
And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world, (See Colossians 1:15-21)
The Centrality of Christ
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together. 18 He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything. 19 For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross— whether things on earth or things in heaven.
He gives rest to our soul
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.[a] 3 He restores my soul.