Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:14-25; 2:1-3 (day five)

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. Maybe a helpful question to keep asking when we read through Genesis is, “What was God teaching the Israelites when He inspired Moses to write this book of the Bible?” In the beginning of chapter two, God presents a beautiful picture of life in Him. Scripture tells us that God rested. It’s a picture of complete satisfaction, fulfillment, and contentment. It’s a picture of the destiny of those by faith, love and trust Him. God rests after completing His work of creation. It’s also a picture of the heart that turns, trusts, and follows Jesus. Jesus taught this truth in Matthew 11. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Does your soul find daily rest in the Savior? Does your soul yearn for eternal rest in God?

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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