Tag Archives: entering His rest

God Knows

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the first couple of chapters of 1 Samuel. And it’s all happening at Shiloh, the “place of rest.” Only, there’s not a lot of rest going on. There, though a family comes … Continue reading

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By Faith, By Effort

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Hebrews 4:9 ESV) You read those words and it has a way of settling the soul. There’s rest and then there’s Sabbath rest. Rest where you pause from … Continue reading

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Invitation or Imperative?

Hovering over some well known verses in Matthew this morning. Noodling on whether they are an offer to avail oneself of or, a command to obey. “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give … Continue reading

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Walk in That

Don’t know that I have a lot to say this morning. Don’t know that I should if I’m meditating on the quieted soul. After all, the songwriter’s picture of a weaned child isn’t that of a wailing child. A baby … Continue reading

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Seven days. For seven days and seven nights Job’s friends sat with him on the ground, “and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great” (Job 2:13). Suffering. Silence. For seven days. … Continue reading

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Rest Beyond Rest

Pretty difficult not to pick up what’s being laid down as you read the latter part of Hebrews 3 and the first eleven verses of Hebrews 4. “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts” (3:8) . … Continue reading

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Strive to Rest

They were in danger of repeating the folly of their fathers. Just as their ancestors had journeyed to the edge of the promised land, yet refused to enter because it didn’t make sense to them to try and take on … Continue reading

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His Promises Never Fail

The verses gave pause as I read them this morning. A reminder of the goodness and faithfulness of God, yet a reminder of my inclination to not fully enter into that goodness and faithfulness. A reminder that while there is … Continue reading

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Prayer Founded on Promise

Who writes a song for themselves? Apparently David does. A song by a king for the king. Spurgeon calls it “a National Anthem, fitted to be sung at the outbreak of war, when the monarch was girding on his sword … Continue reading

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You Coming?

Chewing on Hebrews 4 this morning. A rest promised. God’s rest. The kind of rest God modeled at creation. A Sabbath rest. The “work is finished” type of rest. But one that we need to strive to enter. That’s a … Continue reading

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