“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. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” (Genesis 2:2-3)
The idea of God choosing to rest is wreaking havoc on my soul... in a good way. How can “havoc” be a good thing? Havoc is defined as “widespread damage and destruction.” Prompting the question, yet again. How can “havoc” be a good thing?
Well, when perfectionism is often a pillar and misguided guilt is too often the source of motivation, then “havoc” has to happen. There needs to be “widespread damage and destruction” to those strongholds, arguments and proud, pretentious obstacles that exalt themselves against the true knowledge of God.
“So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God; for he who has once entered [God’s] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own. Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves]...” (Hebrews 4:9-11)
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Out of the Overflow
The Apostle Paul told Timothy, "Give yourself wholly to the public reading of Scripture, teaching and preaching.