Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 9 "Call Your Sabbath Holy" Leviticus 24-25

This is all about the servants that God brought out of Egypt.  Leviticus 25:55.  The law of Moses honored the Sabbath Day---a day designed for worship and reading and hearing the Law.  A day and a way to know God deeper.  Now, they institute a sabbatical year, every seven.  Now, they institute a jubilee year, after seven sabbatical years.  Return to your possessions, your bargains, your lands, your loves.  Free and with no encumbrance around your neck, around your soul.  And Who restores us to this kind of freedom?  The Redeemer Who lives.  Who ever lives for you and for me.  So what will I do with this Sabbath Day?  Consider it holy as unto the Lord.

PHOTO:  The little ones at church. May we all treat the Sabbath as holy. Rest. #read #listen #study #worship

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  1. Even the land was commanded to take a Sabbath rest. What sweet respite we find in God's ways. What a place of refuge and restoration. Rest as a command. God knows us too well, and our tendencies to push ahead and not take time to reflect and worship and rest. God's Word is our Sword of defense against every spiritual and physical enemy. His Word is healing. Proverbs 4:20-23 reminds us:
    "My son, pay attention to what I say;
    turn your ear to my words.
    Do not let them out of your sight,
    keep them within your heart;
    for they are life to those who find them
    and health to one’s whole body.
    Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.

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    1. Annette, I love your thought that even the land was commanded to rest. If God didn't make us sleep at night, we would be sad on all accounts. I push the staying awake way too hard. Thanks for the word. I love reading what others say.

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