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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99 thoughts on "The Gift of Rest"

  1. Angelina Camello says:

    after starting this devotion, I finally have given myself peace, knowing that God is with me, and everyone else every step of the way. That he knows what’s going on in that we’re not alone. I stressed myself for the longest time worrying about school, work, sports, and athletic. Until now I have never felt more at rest in my life.

  2. Angelina Camello says:

    I have fought myself on giving rest to myself for the longest time. Until I started this daily devotion, it’s made me feel more peace in a calm that God is with me every step of the way. All these comments just make me feel more at ease that we are all in God’s presence, knowing that we are rest with him. 

  3. Jennie Lyons says:

    For me, I look at this section of scripture from an artist’s perspective that “creates” all the time. I remind myself that there is a time to stop and rest. But there are also moments where I find rest in my creation.

  4. Kelsey Hasse says:

    I’m a new mom of a 4 week old. Very thankful for something so guided and easy like this study to get my time in the word…hopefully when I’m feeding or she’s sleeping. But yes…rest has begun to look very different. Trying to figure out what Sabbath looks like in this new season

  5. Marlyne says:

    Learning to rest in the presence of the Lord has been an uphill battle over the years because all of the things I have to do especially being a single mom. A lot of the times I feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to complete all my tasks but I’m learning to take it one day at a time and one task at a time. Learning to rest but starting my day in a resting state by reading a daily devotional and scriptures to meditate on God’s word. The hustle of daily life and task will always be there but God even rested on the 7th day of all creation.So he’s giving us an example

  6. Katie Yutzy says:

    I have so many things to do in my daily life. I find myself justifying why I need to get xzy done before my daily devotions because I tell myself that these tasks are honoring my family, friends, etc. and therefore pleasing to God. Which yes this can be true. But I’m coming to realize that the thing that brings God the most joy is when I simply rest in His presence.

  7. jaquayla huger says:

    Perfectly said!

  8. Haley Peeples says:

    I see lots of comments about the never ending tasks of life and finding a difficult time for rest so I thought I’d share my take away. “God rested from the work he had done in creation.” This phrasing is so important. God’s work had truly only just begun when he created the heavens and the earth, but He took a day of rest after He was finished creating. Also, notice how this scripture ended with the serpent tempting Eve. God had more work to do and He knew that on the day He rested. He will always have more work to do, just as we do on earth. But He created a time for rest because He knew we would need it.

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