HAPPY SABBATH!! JESUS WILL GIVE YOU HIS REST!!
There is a great Music Video at the end of this post. Pillars Music: “I Will Give You Rest”! Be sure and listen.
THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT JESUS GIVES THE ONLY TRUE REST!
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
God wants us to sit down and enjoy all the blessings we have “in Christ Jesus”.
30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31.
In other words Jesus wants us to stop all the striving and the anxiety that comes as a result of us putting forth our own effort trying to save our-selves!!
THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT IT’S GOD WHO SAVES US AND MAKES US HOLY.
12 Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.
20 hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.’ Ezekiel 20:12,20.
I repeat; It’s Jesus alone who can make us Holy and not we ourselves!!
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots?
Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil”. Jeremiah 13:23.
THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT I HAVE SALVATION ONLY BY FAITH IN JESUS! PERIOD!
There is nothing that I can do in terms of my own efforts that will save me! Absolutely Nothing! See Hebrews 3:19, 4:1-4,10.
It’s all about Jesus! And Jesus will save me completely!
23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1Thessalonians 5:23-24.
So what is it that I can do to be saved and have eternal life?
My part is to simply Trust Jesus With My Life!! Period!!
Dr Tim Jennings puts it this way:
“If we trust Jesus, then He will perfectly heal us. It is in this trust relationship with Christ that we find our assurance of salvation. At the moment we trust Him and turn our lives over to Him we have His assurance that He will save us . Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future”. John 17:3
I am so thankful that the Sabbath is a wonderful reminder that I have true rest from all my efforts to save my self!! The Sabbath simply points me to Jesus who alone has the power to save me and give me life eternal! Praise God!! Ephesians 2:4-10.
SHABBAT SHABBAT SHALOM!! HAPPY SABBATH!!