Exodus 31:13&17 – Sabbath Rest

Today’s readings: Ex 30:11‐31:18, Matt 26:47‐68, Ps 32:1‐11, Prov 8:27‐32

Something that jumped out to me:
Exodus 31:13&17 13 “You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you…17 It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’”

Reading this morning I saw two reasons for honoring the Sabbath. 1 – It is a sign of the covenant between God and his people. We remember what he has done. 2 – It is following God’s example of resting from work and being refreshed. Refreshed is something we don’t seem to feel much of in our fast paced culture.

Application – I am not good at turning off my workaholic mind. Today I want to spend time with God and Rebecca talking through ways that I can honor the heart of the Sabbath in my own life.

What about you? Do you take a Sabbath? What does it look like?


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