August 16, 2019

The Command to “Chill Out”

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”  – Exodus 20:8 Today, I want to continue our discussion about Sabbath rest. Not only was Shabbat an important part of Jewish culture, it was and is a reflection of God’s heart, so much so that He included its remembrance in the Ten Commandments. Now the commandments are a set of ten fundamental spiritual laws that were given to the Lord’s people as a direct reflection of His character, His priorities, and His goodness. Then and still today, there is no separating them from the One who wrote them on the tablet of human hearts.  The command to Shabbat speaks to Jehovah’s deep knowledge of our need to slow down. You see, the Sabbath was not only a day set aside by God for His own honor, it was also given to recognize the juxtaposing limits and potential of being human. From

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