Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Friday, 9 August 2013


 “God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day” (Gen 1:31; 2:2).

God carefully reviews anything He does or makes. Often we do not care to do that. As God had made everything good, at last everything was found to be very good. Finding everything that He had done to be good gave Him rest. When we find that something we did is wrong, we are naturally restless. On the other hand, if we do everything right, we get a satisfaction and rest which we cannot get anywhere else.

Just as God entered into rest after completing His good work, after we accomplish our life-work we will enter into the rest of God. This rest will end in an endless morning. [We don’t see an evening on the seventh day.] Our life also should end in the morning and not in the evening i.e. our life should end in joy—‘joy cometh in the morning’. The morning is fresh and beautiful. We should go to our rest in heaven with new life and joy and not with sickness and tiredness or with an ‘It is enough’ cry as did Elijah. We should go to rest in heaven with full satisfaction and with the joy of perfection as God did.

Our works should give us full satisfaction and rest when we enter into our rest. May our Lord be able to say to us, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: … enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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