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.
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.
Summary: The Sabbath day of the Old Testament is fulfilled in the work of the Lord Jesus in the New Testament. It is no wonder that Christians in the Early Church called the first day of the week, "The Lord's Day". The Lord's Day coincides with God's Creation.
Summary: God has moved mightily in our lives. God invites us to respond by placing God first in our lives and loving him with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. (The first tablet of the Ten Commandments).
Summary: In the commands regarding the Creation we find echoes of Eden. Even as we don't leave human sin to run rampant in our personal lives, we should also seek to manage God’s creation in God-honoring and God-pleasing ways.
Summary: Work and overscheduling is something that can absolutely take every thought captive and every moment hostage... when that happens, we have a problem that needs a solution. Rest is God's solution for us.
Summary: Running ourselves to death is nothing new to God, who created everything with a precaution in mind-or perhaps an antidote-to exhaustion: Sabbath Rest. Wouldn’t you like to emerge from a Sabbath day refreshed and ready to tackle the most important things o
Summary: Keeping Sabbath has been called “the forgotten spiritual discipline.” It may be the most important discipline. It's about sanctifying time. We don't "keep" the Sabbath; the Sabbath keeps us, and is one of the most transformative blessings of the Christ
Summary: Sabbath-worship, prayer, study, and time for reflection are an important part of remembering who we are so that we can connect with God and have renewal. But if we do not make time for these practices, we are missing out on the wonderful, abundant life th