Luke 23:56 says “On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment!”
We live in a 24/7 world, where activity is taking place on top of activity! Many people are in the process of doing three or more things all at the same time. We think that the more busy we get, the more important we are. Our big problem is often a lot of activity, but very little result! We stir up a lot of dust, but when the dust settles – what is there to show for it?
I think this is one of the reasons why God commanded a Sabbath! We need to take a break from all that we are doing, so that we can remember Who and what we are doing it for. There are a lot of benefits to taking a Sabbath Rest! Our mind, body and spirit get a much needed break from the often punishing routines of life. Our life gets a chance to restructure and reorganize for better service that really makes a difference. And we gain a clarity that can only come from taking a little time to survey the scene from a place of rest.
Genesis 2 says: “By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.” Who are we to think that we should not rest, when our Creator took the time to rest?
Make sure that you are taking some time to rest, so that you can give God your very best! In your time of rest make sure to take some time to think about God’s plans for you and your life and make sure that you take some time to thank God for your life and all that He has given and done to make it blessed!