The concept of resting comes after work, found when God, the Creator, had finished all of His creation work in Genesis 2:2-3. In Hebrew, the word for ‘rested’ is Shabbat, and it means to stop working. Not because He was tired or weary, but because the work He’d done for the previous six days was complete.
Fast-forward centuries to Exodus 20 and the fourth commandment details laboring for six days but the seventh day is a Sabbath for God. To honor the Sabbath means to ‘keep it holy’ or set apart. Our Sabbath should look different than the other six days of our week.
Rest looks different for everyone, as well as our work.
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work.” Exodus 20:9
“I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 Pray for workers in Vietnam to serve Christ wholeheartedly and find rest in God from the troubles of the world.
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