Theme of the Week: How to Make the Most of Your Sabbath Rest
Bible Verse: Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27 ASV
Scripture Reading: Psalm 3:1-8
I hope this week has given you time, not only to reflect on the importance of rest, but to actually plan your much-needed time off.
We’ve seen that resting is not just appreciable; it is necessary for your own performance and success. And if you are a believer, you must know that it is God’s will for you to rest. And not just rest, but come to him, the great Shepherd, so that he may give you rest by leading you to a place of refreshing for your soul, not just your body.
It is easy to say, “I need some rest.” But what are we doing about it? Maybe it’s time to plan seriously. To put it in our agenda, and not just for this season, but for the coming ones too, in order to make it a healthy habit that will have an impact on our overall well-being and on our relationships. After all, if we don’t plan to rest, we’re planning to be tired.
Throughout the week, I have not been suggesting that you should view resting as a holy obligation. This is not an attempt to reboot the Old Testament covenant – far from it. I like the way Jesus put it: “The Sabbath was made for man”. So don’t see it as a law, but rather as a practice that will greatly benefit you and yours.
After all we’ve been through in navigating the challenges of the last year, few people will disagree with the idea that we could all use a break, a well-deserved time of rest. Besides, Jesus did it, so… why wouldn’t we?
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