Day 3

The Gift of Rest

from the I Will Give You Rest reading plan

Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2:1-15; Ecclesiastes 3:1

BY She Reads Truth

Start each day by reading the Scripture. During this reading plan, we’ll then use the summary provided here to guide our discussion around the daily reading.

From the very beginning, God established rest as a part of creation, setting the seventh day apart from the other six days of the week. God rested on the seventh day because His work had been fully completed.

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94 thoughts on "The Gift of Rest"

  1. Kenzie Harms says:

    When I’m anxious I want to work and work more. This is a good reminder.

  2. Gabrielle Vanderwolf says:

    God saw everything He created and said it is good! He created rest for mankind because God don’t rest like us, He doesn’t sleep nor grow tired ( Psalms 121) He watches over us all just as He watched over Adam and Eve, we serve such a great God.

  3. Hanna Jang says:

    I love that God modeled rest for us as a good parent would for their child. I recently transitioned into a new job and felt so overwhelmed with my new responsibilities and filled with anxiety from feeling like I might mess it all up. Jesus’ words to “abide in Him” have helped me to surrender my control of outcomes and today’s reading is another reminder for me to be intentional in resting by simply surrendering my grip on things and knowing that God my Father is in control.

  4. Katie Matsumoto Moore says:

    God rested because his work had been fully completed, but for Adam and Eve, the work has not yet begun. Their first full day of existence was the sabbath and then they were given directions to work the garden. We were crested to rest in what God has completed, not what we have accomplished.

  5. Pam R says:

    I love that…God has not given us too much but we take too much on ourselves. Let go of what is not needed to do God’s work that He is calling you to do. Amen!

  6. Jenn D. says:

    Someone wise told me, if you don’t have enough time in the day, then you are carrying more than what the Lord has asked you to pick up! What a heavy but important charge that is.

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