There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the Lord. (Leviticus 23:3)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 2 9 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28 – 30)
Today we turn our attention to the Discipline of Sabbath, which involves a commitment to setting aside a day of rest. While we are no longer under the law, the principle of ceasing activity to rest is still relevant. We are no longer bound to a particular day but remember that our creator knows us best, and He instituted the practice of a day of rest.
Even as we contemplate the importance of physical rest, it is worthwhile to also reflect on spiritual rest as described in Matthew 11.
Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible passages above.
Something to think about:
Would you be identified as the type of person that practices regularly getting out of the rat race? Describe one way you have benefitted from spiritual rest.