True Rest in Christ - Friday get_app
The Sabbath was always meant to look forward to God’s promised rest. It was a regular reminder that true rest could never come until sin had been dealt with. God’s people rested on God’s promises but looked forward to a greater rest. True rest came in Christ.
(Note that this comes just before the Matthew’s version of passage we read earlier this week, in which Jesus claims lordship over the Sabbath and reminds the Pharisees of the meaning and intention of the Sabbath).
- What promise does Jesus give to those who will come to him?
(he will give them rest)
- What kind of rest is Jesus offering?
(rest for their souls; that is, spiritual rest)
True rest comes in Christ Jesus. He is the fulfillment of Sabbath rest for his people, and we are finally able to truly rest when we rest in Christ. When we gather on Sunday, we are reminded of and participate in God’s promised rest. Even still, we look forward to the day that this rest is experienced fully when we spend eternity in the new heavens and new earth.
Close in prayer, praising God for the rest that came in Christ and thanking him as we look forward to the day when we will experience the fullness of this rest when all things are made new.