Looking back over my somewhat busy work life and listening to my children talk about how busy they are, with work and family- I wonder?..
Did I allow time for sabbath rest?
Do I allow time now for sabbath rest?
Do our children allow time for sabbath rest?
*For me it is The Lord’s Day- Sunday
While thinking about and researching for info on sabbath rest, I came upon an article written by Tim Keller who is the Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York… Link to Wisdom and Sabbath Rest article
I speak to many retired people and they are so busy that they wonder where they found time to work. I ask young working people and their schedule is “flat out.”
“On the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:2, 3). Because God rested on the seventh day, he designated it a holy day to be remembered for all time. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy,” He says in the fourth commandment. “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:8-10).
How do I/we reverence God in our sabbath rest? What does God expect and approve of in our sabbath rest?.
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