Thursday, July 25, 2019

July 25

”Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.”
(Exodus 34:21, NIV)

When God issued His instructions to Israel’s people and renewed His covenant with them He was very careful to remind them that they must observe the Sabbath day. In today’s stressed times many believe they’ll get more done if they use and work all seven days.
However, listen to today’s Bible verse: ”even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.” When stress is at its extreme, when you’re no longer lord of the work demands and they’ve grabbed hold of you - then – you must have a day of rest.
But then there are those who maintain that they’ll only be well rested if they use all seven days to rest. But the Word says:”Six days you shall labor…” Humans are created for the unique rhythm that results from the orderly exchange between labor and rest. Six day’s work and one day’s rest.

Lord, help me plan my time in harmony with You, in order that I align my life in accordance with Your instructions. Help me to designate a time to work, and also a time to rest.

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