Just some more thoughts on Sabbath…
“There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.”
Marva Dawn states, “Sabbath is not a day off, it is a day for.” In other words, Sabbath is not just time off for relaxation. It’s time away from obligatory work that is time away unto God. It’s avoiding the “should-have’s” and “need-to’s” so we can engage in activities of Sabbath-delight, those things that fuel us before God. Sabbath is a “stopping” for the Lord. It’s a “ceasing” that honors the Lord in obedience.
Also, observing the Sabbath every seventh day creates a God-given rhythm that our bodies need. It is not escape. Rather, Sabbath is a reorientation of our lives to provide what our physiology requires.
One thought on “More On The Sabbath”
Yes! What a blessing Sabbath is to us. A time of ceasation and peace – and yet a time that is filled up, not with regular business, but with communion with God. Our Father knew we would need this time of refreshing, so he wrote it into his unchangeable law. (Ex. 20.8-11)
Sometimes it seems like just a lot of rules about stuff we can’t do, but Jesus reminded us what it’s all about. The Seventh-day Sabbath is a refreshing gift to enrich our lives. It was made for our benefit! (Mark 2.27)
Thank you, Jason, for sharing your thoughts on Sabbath. I have also appreciated reading some of your articles. God bless you!