Introduction: [Jesus] said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31. These were Jesus’ words said to his disciples after their ministry of journeys.
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Description: These are the words of Jesus to his disciples. He had sent them to teach the gospel. They were successful in doing it. After their return, they said to him all the things that they have done. Then Jesus responded by saying, get some rest in a desolate place. The desolate place is to recharge our mind and heart.we will also sleep at night to do the next day’s responsibilities. This is physical rest.
Spiritual rest means we need to worship the Lord by quietly studying the word of God, praying continuously. Every night we need to have a prayer life, so we will think about spiritual things while we are sleeping on the bed and awake with them on our mind and heart.
A good rest should be planned and taken when we are able.
When he created the universe, he had worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. Jesus says that rest should be for a while. It should not be overextended. Too much rest makes dull-minded and feel the effects. We need to train ourselves.
In Matthew 11:28- 30 says Lord invites those who are laboring and heavy laden with burdens o come to him, and he will provide rest. Jesus referred to it as rest for our souls. The spiritual rest is found only in Jesus. The seventh day is the Sabbath day, which means rest. Both the spiritual and physical rest is important.
Jesus said to his disciples to take rest did not mean the end of their spiritual work. Their physical rest helpful to be spiritually stronger and can spend more time worshipping the Lord. The physical rest and worship are connected. Jesus also chooses a quiet place to worship his father. He used to go to the mountains to pray.
When our rest is overextended, then satan will plan to defeat us. Spiritual resting is both present and future. We can enjoy the spiritual rest on earth as well as in heaven. In 1st timothy 4:8 bodily exercise profits little but godliness is profitable in all things means to present and future life. So Paul clearly says to train ourselves for godliness.
Jesus knew more about their disciples better than they know about themselves. If they rest, they are stronger in teaching the word of God to many people. If their work is completely done on earth, they can rest forever in heaven. We need to prepare ourselves spiritually and worship the Lord. Planning is required to worship the Lord.
Conclusion: Christian Music Portal come up with online daily scripture reading with the most inspiring Bible verse of the day that will make us grow more spiritually in God. We are all aware that Jesus knows about his disciples very well. So we are also known by him. We need to rest for Jesus and work for Jesus. We need to worship him as he desires. Then our work on earth is done completely; we can rest forever in heaven. We need to join him regularly in a quiet place and worship him and get some rest. We need to devote ourselves to worship him. When he calls us, he gives his strength so that we can depend on him, and he will reveal everything about him. Sometimes we need to go far from everyone and spend time with God and make the relationship stronger with him.
Father Lord Almighty, make myself to prayer alone and prepare me to worship you spiritually. I pray, Amen.
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