Come aside & rest awhile. Now that’s Sabbath. Sabbath? What is the true Biblical meaning of that word? Instructions & a model for Sabbath taking is found early in the Bible & God is our model. Genesis 2:2-3 says this: “On the seventh day God had finished the work of creation so He rested from all of his work. And God blessed the 7th day & called it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all of His work of creation.” The word rest in these verses means to cease which to mean means stop. There is a rhythm of work & rest. But what work are we resting from? Are we resting only from our paid work or are we called to rest from our unpaid or volunteer work? The answer to those questions are different for everyone & can only be answered by connecting with God & following his leading. Sabbath is essential but how it is lived out is different for everyone. May God bless you as you seek His desire for you to rest & what that means.
In His Service,