Week 31 Day 1
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Genesis 20: 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
Not everything is negotiable. However, in our self-importance we have bargained away the gift of God called the Sabbath, or shabbat, in favor of pursuing our own selfish ends. We have so filled our lives with the greed and lust of possessions and status that we have sold off the Sabbath for the crumbs of social good will or financial gain. There is an old hymn entitled “Take time to be holy” which we would do well to hear.
Take Time To Be Holy
- Take time to be holy, Speak oft with thy Lord, Abide in Him always And feed on His Word
Make friends with God’s children, Help those who are weak, Forgetting in nothing, His blessing to seek.
- Take time to be holy. The world rushes on, Spend much time in secret, With Jesus alone
By looking to Jesus, Like Him thou shalt be, Thy friends in thy conduct, His likeness shall see
George Coles Stebbins | William Dunn Longstaff © Words: Public Domain, Music: Public Domain
These verses speak to the need for His children to rest from their labors, to stop and reflect on His goodness. How sad that the so called ordinances of the Lord are bargained away so cheaply.