Rest not Found in Mere Ceremonial Observances
Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Both the Wesleys, and Whitefield also, fell for a time into the same mistake. In their endeavours to obtain peace of conscience, in addition to attending every ordinary service of the church, they received the sacrament every Sunday, fasted every Wednesday and Friday, retired regularly every morning and evening for meditation and prayer; they wore the coarsest garments, partook of the coarsest fare, visited the sick, taught the ignorant, ministered to the wants of the needy; and, that he might have more to give away, John Wesley even for a time went barefoot. And yet, with all this, they did not obtain the peace for which their souls craved.

(R. A. Bertram.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

WEB: "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

Rest in Trouble
Top of Page
Top of Page