For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
In a sea of ‘thou shalt not,’ the commandment to honor the Sabbath is a refreshing change. God never tires, yet He chose to rest. Why? Because rest brings joy, and he desires that we experience the joy of resting in Him. So He has given us the Sabbath, a good gift, so we can share a brief respite from the toils of life and get a foretaste of eternity with God.
Thank You, Lord, for the gift of rest. Thank You for setting aside a day where I can turn my heart to You and find rest from the work of my hands and mind. I confess that I don’t always cherish rest as I should, and I ask You to help me to make Sabbath rest a priority so that I may be refreshed in Your blessing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.🙏🙏