Well, friends, our family pushed through the month of July with all of its busyness and made it to the other side. To August. And to rest.
And we’re ready for rest.
I’ll be taking some time to relax with my family, to regroup and refresh. Here are 25 verses and a prayer for rest to share with you while I’m away.
Be Back Soon!
- Genesis 2:2-3 ESV
And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
- Exodus 20:8-10 NIV
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.
- Exodus 23:12 ESV
“Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.
- Exodus 33:14 ESV
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
- Deuteronomy 5:12-15 ESV
“‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
- Psalm 4:8 ESV
In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
- Psalm 23:1-2 ESV
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
- Psalm 62:1-2 ESV
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
- Psalm 62:5 NIV
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
- Psalm 116:7 NIV
Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.
- Psalm 127:2 ESV
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
- Psalm 131:2 NIV
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.
- Proverbs 19:23 NIV
The fear of the Lord leads to life;
then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
- Isaiah 26:3 ESV
You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
- Isaiah 30:15 NIV
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation
in quietness and trust is your strength
but you would have none of it.
- Isaiah 40:28-31 ESV
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
- Jeremiah 6:16 ESV
Thus says the Lord:
“Stand by the roads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
- Ezekiel 20:12 ESV
Moreover, I gave them my Sabbaths, as a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them.
- Matthew 11:28-30 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
- Matthew 12:12 ESV
Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
- Mark 2:27 ESV
And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
- Mark 6:31 ESV
And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
- Colossians 2:16-17 ESV
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ
- Hebrews 4:9-11 ESV
So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.
- 1 John 3:19-20 NIV
This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence:20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.