Actually Resting on the Day of Rest

Actually Resting on the Day of Rest

8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Exodus 20:8-11

As noted, the Lord rested on the seventh day of creation. He stood back and admired the beauty of creation. That is a significant example for this passage. That is etched in stone as one of the Ten Commandments makes it even more significant.

The pattern that God established was clear “work six days, rest one.”

Is it Saturday, Sunday, Friday? It doesn’t matter.

Work six days, rest one.

It seems like a pretty simple formula for resting the body and mind from labor.

It’s not a difficult commandment to keep, except if you’re a workaholic.

That day of rest is a holy day, one that should be cherished and respected.

This week consecrate that day intentionally.

Pray over it.


Take a breather.

Spend some time reflecting.

Enjoy it.

Enjoy God.

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