Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rest in God's Work

This story of David’s Kingdom Come reminds us that the Kingdom does not arrive without hard work and perseverance. But the Bible promises that those who persevere to the end shall be saved.
God did not promise us that being a Christian would be easy. He did not promise us freedom from trouble. But He has promised us peace that passes understanding. He has promised us joy in the Holy Spirit. So, how do we learn how to strive against the world, the flesh and the devil and to be at peace in the joy of the Holy Spirit?

Well, we must learn that these things are not mutually exclusive. We can work and rest at the same time. This cannot be done in the flesh but it can be done in the spirit, by the Holy Spirit. 

This Table is the place of rest. In it, we see that the Lord Jesus has overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. And we come to understand that in Jesus, we too, have overcome. We are victors in Jesus. So, we are aware of the work, the battle, but we know that are overwhelming victors in Jesus and this produces an abundance of peace and an overflowing joy.

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