“Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose” – but they would not listen.” (Isaiah 28:11-12)
The Lord has offered the rest He alone can give all along, but many are they who will not listen. The want, instead, what they desire and will not come to Him. Do not be as the foolish in this world, but come to Him and find the purpose for which You have been created. Be guided into understanding in the Holy Spirit and learn the mysteries of the ages. The Lord offers to all, but only those who believe will come to Him.
Lord, help my unbelief and guide me ever deeper into the rest You give. Guide me in Your Word that I may live according to Your purposes. Help me see that what You offer is for all, but that only those who come into Your promises through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the grace of Christ are included in the offer. May I not resist, the very reason we are separated, but live into the hope You give.
Lord Jesus, apart from You, it would not be possible to come into the rest, but through You, it is assured. Help me, I pray, to live today and every day in the hope of the promise You give by grace through faith that I would live according to the purposes of Your eternal kingdom. Help me live day by day trusting in You in the grace You give that I may live in peace and in the rest You alone can give. Amen.