The Rest for Stress

“Rest for the stressed.” Jesus gave these words thinking primarily of the stress people were putting themselves through while following and connecting with God. The Jewish religious leaders had come up with these cumbersome regulations on what a good follower of God should do to the point that people felt overwhelmed and stressed to the max. There was no sense of closeness or intimacy with God; just an overwhelming imposition of “must.” God was made out to be pleased only by actions and social standing rather through intimacy and repentance.

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