Summary: As mankind, we are made of the physical, mental and spiritual. In each of these the LORD has given us reset button. God has placed a reset button in this life for us that is meant to revive us, refresh us, transform us, and change our behavior.
Last week we began our two-part study on “The Reset Button.” Let me give you a quick recap of what we learned last week.
We learned that the One True God is one God composed of three natures. He is composed of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. After He created the world and all the things in it, the Bible tells us that God rested. After six days of working, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit rested. They rested, not because they were tired, but they rested as an example for us to follow. Not only was it an example, but later God commanded that we follow that example of rest. A day of rest was so important to God that He had it chiseled into stone tablets called the Ten Commandments. These commandments were so precious to Him, that He directed Moses to construct a wooden box, cover it in gold, which was called the Ark of the Covenant, in which would hold the Commandments. On top of the Ark of the Covenant, Moses was commanded to fashion two golden angels in the form of a seat, and whenever the Ark of the Covenant was placed into the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, the LORD God would descend from Heaven and sit on that golden seat called the Mercy Seat.
We know to obey God’s commandments. We know such passages that His Word tells us as:
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”
“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.”
And we can all agree we should keep the commands of the LORD. God tells us not to bear false witness, or murder, or steal, we agree with those commands. When He tells us to love the LORD your God with all your heart, and to not commit adultery, and to not make an idols, we can all say I obey those commandments. But one of those 10 Commandments we often and willfully ignore on a weekly basis.
The Bible tells in James…
“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.”
This Scripture implies that if we have broken just one commandment, we have broken them all.
First Scripture Reference:
“Remember the Sabbath [day of rest] day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it."
Just like God is composed of three natures, we also are composed of three natures. We are made up of body, spirit, and soul. We are given a physical body, a spiritual body, and mental body. Just like God rested after 6 days of work, He commands that we do the same. He knows in His infinite wisdom, and because He created this way, that we are to rest. He has placed in every single one of us a “Reset Button.”
Each day, we reset. Usually, during the day we rest or sleep. During sleep, our mind processes our thoughts. Sleep resets us mentally. It helps our mood when we rest, and it gives our body and mind time to heal when we rest. Think of it. When you sick, what does your body tell you to do?
Not only did God design us with a daily reset, but designed us so that each week, we are to have a rest. God commanded that one day out of every seven days, we are to rest from all work. It is a reset so our body and mind can function correctly.
We’ve seen the commands of God to reset our physical and mental body, but this morning we’re going to learn how to reset the spiritual side of our life.
There are two reset buttons in the spiritual life I want us to look at this morning. One of those resets is for those who living this life with no thought of spiritual things. We’re going to learn how to realize the error of our ways, and restart life all over again.
The First Reset