Busy week? Me too. LDSLiving’s Sunday on Monday podcast is here to catch you up and get you ready for discussions with your family and at church on Sunday. Here’s a nugget of wisdom from this week’s Come, Follow Me study of Hebrews.
That’s how I start this article every week, but if you truly did have a busy week, then this week’s focus on rest might be especially for you.
Enter God’s rest
Hebrews 4 encourages us to find rest in the Lord. God gave us an example in the Creation of the world that we should rest from our labors, so I call it resting when I take a nap on Sunday or turn off my email notifications on the weekend. And while that physical rest is probably healthy, there is an all-encompassing rest available through Christ.
President Joseph F. Smith is quoted to have said, “[The rest of the Lord] means entering into the knowledge and love of God, having faith in His purpose and in His plan, to such an extent that we know we are right, and that we are not hunting for something else; we are not ‘disturbed by every wind of doctrine, or by the cunning and craftiness of men who lie in wait to deceive.’ It is ‘rest from the religious turmoil of the world.’”
Imagine a mind at rest from the eternal questions that can cause sleepless nights. God does love you, you can see your loved ones again, and your life has meaning and purpose.
And you know you’ve found your rest in God when you don’t need to justify yourself through online arguments. Faith brings confidence, not contention. There will always be things we don’t know, but we can still believe. And there can be rest in the believing.
As Elder Holland once taught, “The size of your faith or the degree of your knowledge is not the issue—it is the integrity you demonstrate toward the faith you do have and the truth you already know.”
Hebrews 4:11 says, “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” So take rest in the testimony that you have, and build your faith more each day to feel firm in your conviction of Christ.
Sunday on Monday is a Come, Follow Me podcast hosted by Tammy Uzelac Hall that is released every Monday to guide you through the scripture readings for the week. This week covers the book of Hebrews, and our podcast guests were DeeDee and Steve Abaroa. You can listen to full episodes on Deseret Bookshelf Plus and find out more at ldsliving.com/sundayonmonday.