Biblical Messages

MYTHBUSTERS: There’s no rest for the wicked

We all know the old saying, “There’s no rest for the wicked.”  For most of us, it comes with a shoulder shrug that essentially means, “There’s just not enough time in the day.”  On this holiday weekend (it’s Victoria Day in Ontario, when we mark the birth of one of the British Empire’s more notable monarchs), I though it would be fun to toss around the ‘myth’ that there’s no rest for the wicked.

As you’ll hear in the message, though, the saying is actually true, even biblical…but we don’t normally use it in the biblical way.  I could have gone on a tangent with this message to talk about the fact that as those born with a predisposition toward sin, we are all wicked in some way, and that there may be no rest for us.  But in fact, for those who follow the Lord, there is a gift of rest.  God rested on the seventh day of creation, not because he needed the break, but to set us an example.

Based on Genesis 2.1-3 and Exodus 20.8-11, you can listen to this message by clicking this link.  Enjoy your day of rest!