9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.
The weekend is finally upon us.
I have been feeling pretty tired and truthfully on the cusp of burnout, so I wanted to go to the bible and get a new perspective on rest, so I came across this verse and wanted to apply it to my life, and hopefully, you can too.
I like how it solidifies that when we enter a period of rest – and not any kind of rest… it says God’s rest … also rests from their works.
So what I am seeing here is that it is not only important to find rest but also specifically God’s rest.
So I did some searching, what does it mean.
I found something that just stood out to me on Bible Study Tools, and it says as follows “God created the world in six days, and on the seventh day He rested (Genesis 2:2). His “rest” has continued ever since that time. We have been invited to share in that rest. But if we are not careful, we can forfeit our place through unbelief.”
Definition of perish is to suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way. There is nothing more untimely than burnout. It happens when we need to be agile when we need to be focused, when we need to excel, but the thing with burnout is that if we don’t find time to rest, it will force us to do so.
God has us all in a special season. He has given us enough for the day ahead. He’s given us the vision to change a generation. But we have to be obedient in finding rest.
Jesus, we run to you, Lord, looking for rest. Help us in carving time to just spend with you. Help us in understanding just how important it is to really disconnect and find rest in you. We thank you in advance for the weekend ahead. We love you and pray this all in your mighty name, AMEN!