Real Rest

Introduction

 

Isaiah 28:9-13 (NIV)

(emphasis mine)

Who is it he is trying to teach?

To whom is he explaining his message?

For it is:

"Do and do, do and do,

rule on rule, rule on rule;

a little here, a little there."

Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues

God will speak to this people,

to whom He said,

"This is the resting place,

let the weary rest";

and, "This is the place of repose"--

but they would not listen.

So then, the word of the Lord to them will become:

Do and do, do and do,

rule on rule, rule on rule;

a little here, a little there--

so that they will go and fall backward,

be injured and snared and captured.

 

 

 

By 1995 I had known the Lord for twenty-two years. Although I wasn’t aware of it, His Word had become to me "Do and do, rule on rule" and I had "fallen backward, been injured, snared, and captured." But Jesus came "…to proclaim freedom for the captives and release for the prisoners…" (Isaiah 61:1). In January of that year I became aware that He was beckoning me out of the "Do and do, rule on rule" prison and calling me into that resting place, that place of repose--into His Real Rest.

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