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Enter Into That Rest

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The Twentieth of Exodus records the giving of Ten Commandments unto Israel, the fourth of which required the observance of the seventh day as a sabbath. The word itself means to cease and come to a halt, and that is precisely what was to occur on that day; all work was to be suspended. However, work stoppage was only half the statute’s provision; it included also the instruction that work was to be conducted the other six days of the week. One should consider that rest is little appreciated when there is no work from which to tire. The same is true regarding the ultimate rest promised unto the faithful in the eternal after-a-while. The concept of ao promised rest is far more meaningful to those whose lives have been spent in the productive service of their Master. The Fourth of Hebrews observes that he that is entered into rest has ceased from his work as God did from His. Let us labor, therefore, to enter into that rest.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater