S – Exodus 16:29 “They must realize that the Sabbath is the Lord’s gift to you. That is why he gives you a two-day supply on the sixth day, so there will be enough for two days. On the Sabbath day you must each stay in your place. Do not go out to pick up food on the seventh day.”
O – They must realize (raah – see, look at, inspect, perceive, consider) that the Sabbath is the Lord’s gift to you. He will give you enough (a two-day supply) to rest.
A – Jesus said: “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). When I don’t rest I rob myself from “the Lord’s gift” to me. I’ve heard Sabbath defined as a day (or period of time – feast, years) when you do no ordinary work and focus on God. I want to discipline myself to do this. One of my goals for 2013 is to find ways to Sabbath.
P – Lord, thank You for gifting us with rest. Help me to trust that You will provide and learn to find regular times of rest in You.
Look at your calendar. When can you schedule a time to Sabbath?
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