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Lesson 4: The Cost of Rest (2 Samuel 11-12, Psalms 51) — Last week we looked at some of the Fruits of the Spirit. One we mentioned is “peace,” which is the third fruit. See Galatians 5:22. Does peace have anything to do with rest? I think so. It seems difficult to find rest if you lack peace. Would you agree that giving up practices that “steal your peace” is “cost” of rest? For example, if you agree that showing up at work on time is necessary to hold a job, then giving up staying in bed all morning is one price, one “cost,” of holding a job. All of this suggests that leading a life led by the Holy Spirit is a requirement for true rest. Let’s dive into our study to see if the Bible supports this idea. More...



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