Take your rest seriously!
Mark 2:27-28 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
In this day and age, I’m convinced that it’s more imperative than ever to learn to rest! The famed preacher, C.S. Spurgeon, once wrote, “Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.”
Taking a day to simply rest and spend time in the Lord and in relationship allows one to recharge and prepare for the coming week’s opportunities, obstacles, and challenges. Remember, it was Yeshua who said, “The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:”
God, having completed the creation week, ordained the seventh day, a Shabbat for us … to rest and learn to rest in Him. Apart from being a powerful picture of our rest from works-based salvation [Hebrews 4], a serious and faithful approach to the Sabbath will prove that we actually can accomplish more in the week, quality and quantity, and be at peace in doing so. So enjoy your rest, get recharged and re-energized … He made it for you!