Devotion of the Day

Moving Day

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Hebrews 4:10

You will not find peace by moving from a big house into a bigger one, by moving from town to country, by moving up the social ladder, by moving from a B. A. to a Ph.D. Moving to the mountains in the summer or south in the winter will not do it. It was an old Negro maid who said of her unhappy globe-trotting mistress, “It don’t do her any good, because she has to take herself along!”

But entering into God’s rest by simple faith, ceasing from your own works to rest in His finished work, will do it. Do not limit the words, “Entered Into Rest,” to a tombstone epitaph. You can enter now.

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come
Into Thy freedom, gladness and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of sickness into Thy health;
Out of my want and into Thy wealth;
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Moving day!

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