Rest

To be at rest is to know God. When one knows the allness, completeness of good, one ceases to anticipate or entertain erroneous suggestions. Mortal mind, in its continued contemplation of suppositional error, has writhed and suffered in the throes of its own imaginings, portraying those false pictures upon the human body as sin, sickness, pain, death. Such thoughts are not conducive to the state of mind which Webster defines as rest—"freedom from anything that wearies, disturbs, or troubles; peace of mind."

While Christ Jesus was beset with the multiplied agonies of a sin-cursed world, he saw and knew only God as good. Evil beliefs could not possess his thought. When they came they found nothing in him which responded to their subtle insinuations. One does not connect the thought of unrest with Jesus—nor of fear, worry, nervousness, doubt, dismay. Throughout the New Testament records, poise, quiet, rest, and confidence in God constituted the Master's attitude.

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