July 03, 2012

Saving the Sabbath

In our day and age we have become so busy with life that we forget to stop and remember...

God very clearly commands us to remember the Sabbath, the first day of the week. Exodus 20:8-11 is dedicated to this very topic. In all of the other commandments, God gives the command in one verse and then moves on to the next commandment. Not so with this commandment. Why would He spend four verses explaining that we need to rest on the Sabbath? The reason is because it is more than just resting God wants us to do here...

As I have been reading and studying this week, I have discovered that this Commandment has more to it than meets the eye.  Along with the verses in Exodus 20 about the Sabbath, Deuteronomy 5:15 gives a little more insight.  

The Sabbath was not only intended to bring us a day of rest, but it was intended for us to reflect on all that God has saved us from.  It is to be a day where you take some time to remember all that God has done in your life and  to reflect on how good He is.  

I challenge you to not just treat Sundays as any other.  Take some time to reflect on the goodness of God and all that He has done in your life.  He is worthy to be praised...:)

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