Sherri Gragg

Writer. Mom. Daydreamer. Dog's Best Friend.

Rest

“Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around.  His name shall be Solomon (Peaceful), for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.”   1 Chronicles 22:9

What an incredible blessing Solomon received and yet, he still ended his life in a complete wreck saying, “All is vanity!”

Why is it human beings are so prone to getting into trouble when life is especially good?

Rest.  There should be nothing inherently evil about rest.  God rested.  The Sabbath rest was given as a command.  Throughout Scripture He says, “I will give you rest.”  In Hebrews, he even describes Heaven as “rest”.

Maybe we fail to realize that all things are to be dedicated to the glory of God.

Even rest.

“Father,

I could really use some rest.  Thank you for reminding me to be watchful against sin when it finally comes.  May my every moment today be dedicated to you.”  Amen

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2 comments on “Rest

  1. Jayleigh
    May 14, 2008

    AMEN!

    My mom always stressed when we were younger and even reminds me now when I’ve had a bad day, to “work as though it’s for the Lord, and not for mankind.” So I have always had it in my mind that I’m WORKING for the Lord… but beyond Sunday afternoon, never thought much about dedicating my REST to Him as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Chapter 2 manmi
    May 23, 2008

    Thanks for this very good reminder!
    Well, I don’t know if you’ll like this, but I’m tagging you for a meme because I would honestly like to know these things about you. So if you’re up for it and have time, here’s the link: http://chapter2lifetogether.blogspot.com/2008/05/meme-from-manmi.html.

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This entry was posted on May 12, 2008 by in Bible, Christianity, faith, God, inspiration, religion.
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