Monday, June 27, 2016

The Rest of the Gospel

The phrase, the rest of the Gospel, can be viewed two
ways: First, that there is more to the Gospel than what
is penned in the Bible; or it can be viewed as kicking
off your shoes and leaning back on the chest of the
One who loves you most!

Some Christians still think of Sunday as a 'day of rest.'
Up until the 60's the country had 'Blue Laws,' which
forbid commerce on Sunday. It was a good plan in that
families went to church and then spent the rest of the
day with each other. Once these laws were removed,
one state at a time, Sundays became just as busy as the
rest of the week--to the detriment of most. Israel still
shuts down completely on the Sabbath and the whole
country rests.

'So, then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people 
of God...'
Hebrews 4:9)

The writer to Hebrews spends 15 verses on 'rest,' so this
is a very important subject from God's perspective. He
has given something to his people that is available 24/7
to us, whether it is a Mom with small children or a doc
who puts in a 60 hour work week.
I want to explore this further.

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