I. GOD’S PERSPECTIVE ON REST
Rest is essential to our physical and spiritual well-being. A restless heart usually leads to a reckless life.
1. The Father’s Example
enesis 2:2-3 AMP – (2) And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. (3) And God blessed, spoke good of, the seventh day, set it apart as His own, and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all His work which He had created and done.
2. Jesus’ Example
Luke 5:15-16 AMP – (15) But so much the more the news spread abroad concerning Him, and great crowds kept coming together to hear Him and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. (16) But He Himself withdrew in retirement to the wilderness and prayed.
Mark 1:35-37 AMP – (35) And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed. (36) And Simon Peter and those who were with him followed Him pursuing Him eagerly and hunting Him out. (37) And they found Him and said to Him, Everybody is looking for You.
Mark 6:30-32 AMP – (30) The apostles came back and gathered together to Jesus, and told Him all that they had done and taught. (31) And He said to them, Come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while – for many were continually coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat. (32) And they went away in a boat to a solitary place by themselves.