No rest for the wicked means no days off… for anyone

by Trey Campbell, treycampbell1010@gmail.com

I was reminded of something important recently:

“Our enemy never takes a day off.” 

Think about that.  Have you ever known a time when Satan ceases his relentless attacksNo rest for wicked against us?  When does this happen? Never.  Why?  Because there “ain’t no rest for the wicked,” of course.

While this phrase has morphed slightly, it’s obtained pop culture status and mainstream popularity.  The origin of it, however, is found in the Book of Isaiah.

“But there is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord.
          – Isaiah 48:22

But those who still reject me are like the restless sea, which is never still but continually churns up mud and dirt.  There is no peace for the wicked.”
           – Isaiah 57:20-21

Those who lead wicked, sinful lives will have no peace (or rest) and won’t find it until their spiritual affairs are in order.  By the same token, those who are wicked are hounded by their sin, thus there’s little time left for peace or rest.   After all, it’s hard work to keep up with sin – all the covering up, lying, guilt, paranoia and distrust.  No wonder it’s not peaceful.

To that end, Satan and his legions don’t have a 9 to 5 job.  They don’t punch a clock or build up vacation hours. It’s highly unlikely they will spend a relaxing weekend vegging on the couch, maybe taking in a game or two.  The wicked are on the clock all the time. It’s a full-time job rejecting God.

Here’s a question for you.  Knowing this, do you think we deserve to take a day off in our spirituality?  So why do we do it ?  Maybe our focus and priorities need to be everyday rather than once a week.  This generalization of course does not necessarily apply to everyone, but I think we can all heed the point of this message. Evil doesn’t take any days off, so why should we?

My takeaway for you:

“Ain’t no rest for the wicked”
Our complacency towards the evil advances of our enemies has a direct correlation
to the sin in our hearts and the weariness of our souls.
– Trey Campbell

Yep.  You can quote me on that.  Pass it on.  Share it with those you love, and more importantly, those who need your love.

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