God is capable of defending his own name, Oh striving Christian –grace says rest for a day. He who begun a good work in you will he not carry it on to completion. (Phil. 1:6)
God rested from the work of creation and blessed, made holy that day. It’s wild he did, even though there was much to do! I am trying to picture God resting in the completion of the complex and wondrously detailed world HE had set in gloriously in motion.
I have learned that in order to finish well, we must rest. Life won’t slow for you to heal. You must slow. Life won’t pause because you need to catch your breath, but God will. God gives rest to his people. (Psalm 127:2)
Take the rest days. Treat them as holy gifts.
Ps 12: 5 (THE PASSION TRANSLATION)
But the Lord says, “Now I will arise!
I will defend the poor,
those who were plundered, the oppressed,
and the needy who groan for help.
I will spring into action to rescue and protect them!”
6 For every word Yahweh speaks is sure and reliable.
His truth is tested, found to be flawless, and ever faithful.
It’s as pure as silver refined seven times in a crucible of clay.
7-8 Lord, you will keep us safe,
out of the reach of the wicked.
Even though they strut and prowl,
tolerating and celebrating what is worthless and vile,
you will still lift up those who are yours!