Archive for February 26th, 2015

The Sabbath and Rest

When we talk about resting from a Christian perspective, we are not just talking about taking time to relax and pamper ourselves .   Mark 2:27 reminds us that “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” – the Sabbath is a gift to us from God.   The fourth commandment instructs us to remember the Sabbath day.  We are called to provide time to rest and praise God not because God needs our praise, but because we benefit from  a  God-centered mindset as we prepare our hearts for the week ahead.  When observe the gift of the Sabbath we refocus and can go about our daily work with a God-centered spirit.  The Sabbath is the Lord’s day – a day of joy and celebration.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.


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