Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you.
You know that day when you had hoped to rest, but instead had to catch up on all the work you neglected to do during the week? You know that test you had to cram for because you procrastinated on studying? By wasting time, you placed yourself in the stressful position of needing to stuff all of your needed work into the final moments of what should have been a
rest-filled day. But instead of a day set aside for recuperation, you spoiled it into a day of preoccupation.
The idea of Sabbath, which is taken from the Bible, is that every seventh day people would pause their hectic lives in order to rest and remember what God has done in their lives. But it required that they do a couple things. First, they actually had to live and work for God during the week and, second, they actually had to rest with God on the seventh day. The goal was to set a rhythm in life that would help keep God’s people healthy in every area of life. Sabbath was to be a day to restore all that was out of whack with the world—a day to rest in relationship with God and to remember all that God had done for them.
Pray for the Day:
Jesus, teach me to live in rhythm with you so that I can find the restoration I truly crave . Amen.