Monday, May 30, 2011

Let us labour to enter into that rest

Daily Light Devotions - May 30 - Morning

Let us labour to enter into that rest.

Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 1

"Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. 2

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 3

Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal." 4

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 5

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 6

for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. 7

The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. 8

1 Heb 4:11;
2 Matt 7:13,14;
3 Matt 11:12;
4 John 6:27;
5 2 Pet 1:10,11;
6 1 Cor 9:24,25;
7 Heb 4:10;
8 Isa 60:19

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