Rebellion and rest

RE Verse reading–Hebrews 3:7-19 (day one)
“Do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion. . .I declared in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ” (v 8, 11)  One of the great promises of the Scripture is rest found in God.  A sense of peace.  The ability to look with confidence on the present and the future.  An absence of anxiety.  When Jesus said, “Come unto me, and I will give you rest”(Matthew 11:28), He implied something more than just physical approach.  Only as our coming to Christ includes surrender does it bring the promised peace to the soul.  The Bible says that rebellion in every heart is a reality we all must face.  “We do not want this man to reign over us” say the characters in one of Jesus’ parables. (Luke 19:14)  Sad.  My anxiety will be proportionate to my need for control.  When I come to Christ,  and call Him Lord, rest comes!  It is a promise.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. With joy may we all drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!

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