Biblical verses to ponder on vacation:

Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labour in vain.
Unless the Lord guards the city,
the guard keeps watch in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives sleep to his beloved. (Psalm 127:1-2)

Better is a handful with quiet
than two handfuls with toil,
and a chasing after wind. (Ecclesiastes 4:6)

For six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest;
even in ploughing time and in harvest time you shall rest.
(Exodus 34:21)

So then, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God;
for those who enter God’s rest also cease from their labours as God did from his.
Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest,
so that no one may fall through such disobedience as theirs.
(Hebrews 4:9-11)

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’
For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
(Mark 6:31)

The Lord said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14)

And Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ (Matthew 28:20)

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)

Thus says the Lord:
Stand at the crossroads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way lies; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls. (Jeremiah 6:16)

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;
for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
(Matthew 11:28-30)

Be still, and know that I am God!  (Psalm 46:10)

Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;
do not fret. (Psalm 37:7)

Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—
   in peace because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord for ever,
   for in the Lord God
   you have an everlasting rock. (Isaiah 26:3-4)

I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. (Psalm 4:8)

Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’
Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.
(Mark 4:39)

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
   He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
   he restores my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3a)

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:7)

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

 

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