August 20, 2017 – Sunday Rest

Daily Challenges

Most of the time with the hustle and bustle of our days
it can be very difficult to sit down and rest.

Yet, God’s word calls us to do just that.

How? How can we possibly consider resting, with all the things we have to do?

If we take a moment to stop and rest –
something won’t get done,
or someone will take our place.

Isn’t that how it feels?

What Else Can We Do?

Have we crammed too much into our days to begin with?

Are we trying to get too much done at once?

Are we good managers of our time?

It’s been said that the most valuable thing we have is our time.

How do we choose to spend our time?
Work, school, family and friends….but where is our time for God?

The Sabbath, a day of religious observance and rest from all our work.

The Bible Says

Exodus 20:8a
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work.

Exodus 20:11
For 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.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give your rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Karen

Bible Trivia: How many days should one work before resting? “Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord.” Exodus 31: 15

Bible Verse: Thus says the Lord, “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16a

 

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