Originally posted by josephw
If you really wanted to know you would just read the book, wouldn't you?
REST has more to do with peace than anything else. His peace, his rest. It's a theme in scriptue. I wish you were really interested in it, and I hope you find it.
I am a believer, so don't get me wrong. But why is it that we take the six days that the universe was made in to be literal, then when we get to something we can't explain, we start finding alternate meanings for it? The Bible doesn't say anything about His peace and all of that. So God rested, so what?
We take death and resurrection so literal, even though Jesus says let the dead burry their own dead. This He says to a person who was dead before but now is alive because he believes. He says this about those who are alive, but since they do not believe they are dead. And still we insist on taking dead, life, and resurrection to be literal. But we argue over His resting.
If we can believe that we are going to die, then God will resurrect us in the same body that we died in to live again, then let us also believe that God rested because He was tired. What is one more unbelievable detail that we have to argue over it?