Monday, March 4, 2019

Vacation with God

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The promise to enter the place of rest is still good, and we must take care that none of you miss out.  We have heard the message, just as they did. But they failed to believe what they heard, and the message did not do them any good. Only people who have faith will enter the place of rest. It is just as the Scriptures say, "God became angry and told the people, 'You will never enter my place of rest!' " God said this, even though everything has been ready from the time of creation.  In fact, somewhere the Scriptures say that by the seventh day, God had finished his work, and so he rested.  We also read that he later said, "You people will never enter my place of rest!"  This means that the promise to enter is still good, because those who first heard about it disobeyed and did not enter  Much later God told David to make the promise again, just as I have already said, "If you hear his voice today, don't be stubborn!"  If Joshua had really given the people rest, there would not be any need for God to talk about another day of rest.  But God has promised us a Sabbath when we will rest, even though it has not yet come.  On that day God's people will rest from their work, just as God rested from his work.

Hebrews 4:1-10

After a hard day at work, most people have a special place they can rest, relax and enjoy their own "place of rest."  

God has a "place of rest."  And God has promised that those who have faith in Him will enter His Place of Rest!  It is amazing that God lets His people work with Him, and I think it is even more amazing that He allows His people to rest with Him!  God's place of rest is where His people will be with Him forever.

Some people on this earth are blessed with the opportunity to go on vacation!  They get away from their normal responsibilities and rest for a time!  In God's place of rest, those who have faith in Jesus Christ will be on an Eternal Vacation!  Absent from your schedule will be the frustrations,  oppositions, worries, inabilities, and every other negative thing that bothers you here on earth! 

The most amazing vacations on this earth are the ones when you were a small child and your parents took you on vacation.  Your job was to go along and enjoy the ride!  Your father took care of everything!  He made sure you had something to eat and a place to sleep each night.  In my family it was my mother who would tell us all about the sights we were seeing along the way.  It was a wonderful time that you hoped would never end.

Your Vacation with God is the same.  He will take care of everything, provide everything, and tell us all about the sights on the way. And the best part is that your Vacation with God will never end!

"Lord Jesus, I do look forward to being in Your Place of Rest.  Thank You for the wonderful, eternal promise of being on 'Vacation with God.'  Praise Your Holy Name now and forever.  Amen."


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