There is no rest for the weary. Ah, that’s not quite how the saying goes. “There is no rest for the wicked.” You see, this saying has the backdrop of the Bible. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they were driven out of the garden. Outside, they found no rest. God told Adam, “Cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life” (Genesis 3:17).
It has been that way ever since. No rest! Toil and struggle and worry! There is toil of body, long hours with no rest! There is toil of mind, incessant worry with no rest! And there is toil of emotions, no rest from family tensions! Is there never any relief? Yes there is! God provides relief through Jesus Christ. But we have to take that old saying seriously. “There is no rest for the wicked.”
You see, the burden of mental and emotional and physical toil is the result of sin. And so the problem of sin must be answered. Jesus Christ does just that. He died on a cross to pay the penalty due to people like you and me for their sin. And now He gives this invitation, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Now listen to how you may participate in “God’s Rest.”