Real Rest | Psalm 132:6-12
Today's Passage: Psalm 132:6-12
Key Verses: Psalm 132:6-8
We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar: ìLet us go to his dwelling place, let us worship at his footstool, saying, Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
Where do you find rest? What do you do to refresh your mind and body? For some, rest is found in a long afternoon nap on the weekends. For others, working out in the yard brings renewal. Some recuperate with a ride on their Harley, or on a boat out on the lake, or a hike in the mountains. Hereís the follow-up question: Where do you find spiritual rest?
The Ark of the Covenant was the physical dwelling place of God on earth. It was his "footstool." It was called the ark of Godís might because it was a symbol of his strength, power and victory in battle. The ark resided in Ephrathah (an old name for Bethlehem), then in Jaar for 20 years. Finally, David moved the ark to Jerusalem. The ark gave the Israelites confidence that God was with them. When the ark was near, they could rest.
Now, back to the question ... Where do you find spiritual rest? As a believer, God now dwells in you by his Holy Spirit. We don't have to go to the temple or even to a church. Right now, right where you are you can find rest, confidence and strength. You need not depend on a symbol. The very presence of the living God is with you. Refresh your soul in him.
Father, I am tired. I need rest. Comfort me, refresh me, renew me, and encourage me by your Spirit. I pray in Christís name. Amen.