Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rest in Jesus, and Let Him Work in You

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11: 28)

Jesus invited His hearers to come to Him, not to His teachings, not to His example, and not just to books about Him, but to Himself:

"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." (Luke 24: 27)

Jesus is our life, and He is everything for us:

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10: 10)


"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." (John 14:6)

Paul explains the fulness of Christ in us and in the universe (Colossians 1:15-19), but how He relates to us and our life is far more crucial:

"1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." (Colossians 3: 1-4)

Jesus is our rest, because He is our life, and He works within us (Philippians 2: 12-13), and we can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4: 13). In fact, without Christ, we can do nothing in this life (John 15: 5)

Let Jesus Christ live in you, resting in His work and His love and His life.

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