his promised rest

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his promised rest

Deuteronomy 12:8-11 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 12:8 “You are not to do as we are doing here today; everyone is doing whatever seems right in his own sight.
Deuteronomy 12:9 You see, you have not yet come into the resting place and the inheritance Yahveh your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 12:10 When you cross the Jordan and live in the land Yahveh your God is giving you to inherit, and he gives you rest from all the enemies around you and you live in security,
Deuteronomy 12:11 then Yahveh your God will choose the place to have his name dwell. Bring there everything I command you: your ascending offerings, sacrifices, offerings of the tenth, personal contributions, and all your best offerings you solemnly pledge to Yahveh.

his promised rest

Moses describes the nature of the rest that the Israelites were to experience once they set foot on the promised land. It was not a lack of work. There would be plenty of working the land for crops, etc. It was not a rest of leisure. The rest God had in store for them is that of knowing who they inherited from. That is why Moses mentioned the various offerings and the tabernacle worship.

So, Christian, the same goes for you and me. We have a lot of work to do to possess the mind of Christ— something crucial to our mission. But we can also rest from our labor in trying to do it all according to our understanding of what needs to be done. Instead, we only need to take his yoke upon is, and learn from him.

Lord, thank you for your promised rest.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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