“The heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed. By the seventh day God completed His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done. God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, for on it He rested from His work of creation.” (Genesis 2:1-3)
One of the most interesting passages in the Bible. Seven days into this experience of humanity, God rested. This was before there were billions of people, hundreds of wars, thousands of diseases, and all the problems we see today. God rested seven days in.
It isn’t because He had to for His own virtue, but He did it on principle to teach us that work is not the answer to everything. We were created with the ability to work, but some of our life should just be being.
Today is the 7th day of the week. It is the Sabbath. The Sabbath never changed to Sunday. It has always been, and will always be the 7th day of the week. Whether or not you are working on this day, consider the principle of just being. Consider what it means for the God of the universe to rest, and why you think you can’t. He didn’t rest because it was easier for Him to get time off. He created time. He ordains it. And He says that we should take time away so as to not be mastered by it.
Time can be a crushing task-master. Put it in its place today. That’s all. Quit reading. Go rest and enjoy the free time God has ordained in your life.
[Bible quotes are from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, unless otherwise noted.]
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