“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:23–29).
There is no rest in the world for the Christian. There will always be something to disturb, perplex, or distress him; for we are living in a world that is under control of the devil and his angels.
But the Lord Jesus says, “I will give you rest.” He does so by enabling us to rely on His word, recognize His hand, submit to His will, and trust in His perfect work. He assures us that our sins are forgiven; that our persons are safe in His keeping; that His presence shall always be with us; and that HE will make all things to work together for the best. We can rest on His faithfulness; He has been tried and found faithful. We can rest on His love, for it knows not the shadow of a turn. We can rest on His power; it is ever engaged on our behalf. We can rest on His promises; it is ordered in all things and sure. We can rest on His blood; it speaks peace, pardon, and acceptance with God. We can rest at His feet; there we are safe and can never be injured. We cannot rest on our graces, on our comforts, on our friends, or on our possessions, but may we rest on Jesus. We should rest on Him with unshaken confidence and ardent love; for His promises are plain, His power is infinite, and His love passeth knowledge.
Praying that the Lord would use the articles in this issue to build you up on your most holy faith, that you might drew closer to Him during the summer month so you can grew in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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