We. Need. Rest. However, most of us do not get enough of it. In the Old Testament, God instituted a day of rest for His people. In fact, He felt so strongly about it that He made it one of His commandments. Sadly though, the Israelites did not take heed to it as one of God’s mandates; instead, they trampled upon it.
In Isaiah 58, God told His people to stop putting their agenda ahead of Him. He told them that if they indeed wanted to honor Him, they must stop doing their own ways, stop finding their own pleasures, and stop speaking their own words (vs. 13). By doing so, they would be delighting themselves in Him and showing Him great honor. They would be resting in Him. Continue reading