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Nothing Left

“Because by one sacrificed He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14).

There is nothing left to do.

I like the sound of that. My life is a maze of tasks and deadlines. Projects for work here, papers and tests for school there. There is grass to be mowed, a friend to see, family to care for. At the end of the day, I am exhausted, and yet I fall asleep thinking of things that I have to do tomorrow. 

Hanging on the cross, Jesus did all that needed to be done. He finished the work of salvation once and for all. He has made us perfect. We are complete. We are whole. 

There is nothing left to do.

Such an idea counters our western philosophy of accomplishment. Who are we without tasks to keep us occupied? Many Christians are tireless in their efforts for God, motivated both by an authentic desire to draw closer to Him and our of fear that God is never satisfied. 

But it is finished. There is no sacrifice left for us to bring. Our efforts are not the issue. We are whole in Christ. Can we rest in His love? 

There is nothing left to do. 

Resting in Him is not a license to ignore the needs of others, to grow lazy, to shun the calling of God on our life. It is an invitation from a loving God to “seek first the Kingdom of God.” We can rest and step into His Kingdom. 

See Also

There is nothing left to do. 

Dig Deeper:

Psalm 4 

Matthew 11:28-29

Today’s Prayer:

Jesus, thank You that there is nothing left for me to do. I want to rest in You. Teach me what it is to rest. 

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