Holy Wednesday

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] Bethany was astir. People were talking. Why wouldn’t they? After all, not long before Holy Week, Jesus showed the world his power over death by raising his friend Lazarus from a tomb in Bethany. A week before […]

A Weary World Rejoices

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NIV84) Have you ever seen Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs chart? It is a visual representation of what Abraham Maslow described as “human motivation.” It describes the things in life that drive us. At the bottom are the […]

How to Enter God’s Rest (Heb. 4:9-11)

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt.11:28). Most of us who desire…to live for Christ and to serve Him know the “weary” part very well, and many of us are familiar with “burdened.” It’s the part about “rest” we find elusive.

Today’s chapter explains the rest Jesus promises, the reasons so few find it, and the secret to entering His rest.

After the Uproar

1 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said good-by and set out for Macedonia.2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece,3 where he stayed three months. Because the Jews made a plot against him just as he was about […]