Rest—found 306 times in 296 verses; however, ninety-seven of these instances include the phrase “rest of” which does not refer to rest as a cessation of labour but rest as in the remainder of something.
Variations: rest, rested, restest, resteth, resting, restingplace
Last usage in the Old Testament: Zechariah 9:1 (rest)
First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 11:28 (rest)
Interesting fact: Although it is imperative to rest in the Lord, it is dangerous to rest on the Lord. In fact, the Lord warned of coming judgment upon those who are “at ease” (Isaiah 32:9, 11; Jeremiah 48:11; Amos 6:1; Zechariah 1:15). That being said, careless living is not the same as resting due to casting our cares upon Christ.
Bible study tip: There are various reasons why the Bible sets forth questions. At times, the intention of asking the question involves merely causing man to think. At other times, the objective seems designed to push man toward a more diligent study in search of a scriptural answer. At other times, the purpose is to immediately follow with the answer or solution to the proposed problem. The latter is demonstrated in James 5:13-15 where the Bible sets forth three issues (“Is any . . . afflicted . . . merry . . . sick”) and follows immediately with the solutions (“pray . . . sing psalms . . . call for the elders of the church; and let them pray”).
Sunday, Day 225—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 226—He Would Have No Man Know It
Tuesday, Day 227—When He Heard, He Departed
Wednesday, Day 228—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 229—Come Ye Yourselves Apart
Friday, Day 230—Resting Neath the Yoke
Saturday, Day 231—There Remaineth a Rest
Day 225: Church Day
Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.