3/5 Exodus 33:14

14 And he said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

This verse was in the previous devotional book, Through the Bible Daily Devotional, but with a different emphasis. This time through, I want to emphasize God's ability to give us rest. To Moses, it surely meant freedom from slave drivers and enemies. It meant entering the Promised Land and having sufficient resources, but in the New Testament we'll find it means much more (Hebrews 4:9-11).

The rest of God's presence in our life is to know His goodness. We see it manifested in Jesus and experience it each day through the Holy Spirit. It is trusting God in all things. It is trusting Jesus' finished work on the cross. It is experiencing resurrection power. It is living in Christ. It is to cease worrying and to cast all your anxieties on the LORD. It is to know you are living in love that is all-powerful. It is full surrender. It is leaving every worry at the throne of God and experiencing His peace. It is living in the joy of Jesus.

When God speaks as He did to Moses, there is the practical meaning that is plain and easily understood. There is also a richer, deeper meaning that we come to understand through reading His word and living it out. When Jesus said, "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28), He was speaking of this deeper meaning.

Consider: Am I living in this rest? If not, what needs to change in me?