Hebrews 4:9-11 “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.”
The Scene: pillows intended as a reminder to take the time to enter God’s rest, from physical and mental stress, which includes spiritual unrest (the battle is the Lord’s).
Genesis 2:2-3 “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”
With this Scripture the pattern is set for all God’s people to follow.
Exodus 35:2 “For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death. Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”
Father God commanded even the land that the people worked, planting and harvesting, must rest: Leviticus 25: 3-5 ” For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Do not reap what grows by itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest.”
God created man in His own image, which includes both labor and resting. We should all listen to God’s holy wisdom.
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