Friday, July 16, 2010

Resting from life's pressure

After I gave my talk on mental health and well being for academics today, one of the audience pointed out something that I found quite profound and helpful.
A Sabbath day of rest is important. But by God's grace, Christians can rest from striving, perfectionism, pressure, anxiety, ....
The Rest God promises his people is much more than a weekly day to recuperate.

Hebrews 4 challenges and comforts Christians:

3For we who have believed enter that rest, ....although his works were finished from the foundation of the world.4For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works."

8For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. 9So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

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