Don’t wait another minute to accept the invitation from Jesus to take on His yoke and experience His rest promised to all who hear and believe.
We’re freed from sin to become servants to God. Jesus said He came to put on His yoke. He also said His yoke or burden is easy. Jesus is doing more than His share to give us His rest. We take on His burden and responsibility of telling all we can about His rest. When we assume the rest of Jesus, we share His burden. Peace and joy and love is who He is. In His rest, we have His peace. Rest can be achieved by even those who appear to be busy. His rest brings perfect peace.
We find the concept of rest in the very first pages of the Bible. As god finished His work, and then rested from it, so He will cause those who believe, to finish their and then enjoy their rest. It is evident that there is a more spiritual and excellent sabbath remaining for the people of god that that of the seventh day or that into which Joshua led the Jews. Their rest is a rest of grace and comfort and holiness in the gospel state. For every believer there awaits a rest I glory where the people of God shall enjoy the end of their faith and the objects of all their desires.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
There is a rest for those who have departed the life and await the shout of the trumpet. Though disembodied, they enjoy an existence in the presence of God, all part of the rest that Jesus won’t for us in the power of His resurrection.
2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
Without Jesus we are absent from His rest. We all have a decision to make about what we are going to do with Jesus. We must hear with our heart as well as our ears. Faith must be mixed with our hearing. The law was too heavy a burden, so then Jesus must be the other option. Jesus did the work and paid the debt. We can trust and work in faith for the rest that comes with His yoke.
7So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness,