“Resting” – Exodus 20:8-11

Command 4

Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one more day in the week?  Think of all you’d get done!  You may even think of how much more you’d be able to grow spiritually, if you just had one more day.  You’ve probably even said, “I’d read my Bible more if I just had more time.”  It seems, in our day and age, the most precious commodity we have is time.  We muse, “When I retire, I’ll have time to……”  Have you asked a “retired” person lately how they’re doing?  Most will respond to the question saying, “I’m busy!”  We’re all so busy!!!

If you think you’re busy, just imagine how busy Jesus must have been?  The crowds constantly followed Him, thronged about Him and begged Him for healing and deliverance. And then He had to deal with the the disciples, who needed a lot of hand holding and supervision.  Add to that the badgering of the Pharisees, Sanhedrin, scribes and others.  You think your time is in demand?!  Put yourself in Jesus’ sandles.

My point, in all of this, isn’t that you should get over yourself and embrace busyness because Jesus’s demands were far greater than yours.  My point is that Jesus embraced the Sabbath rest, given by God in the fourth commandment, despite all the demands on His time.  He found time to rest in God’s grace.  God has given us one day in seven to rest in His grace.  This Sunday, we’ll look at what the Sabbath is meant for and what it’s not.  And we’ll learn how you can find the ultimate Sabbath rest in Jesus.

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