Tag Archives: sabbath

Are you rested?

Last week we talked about the value of work before rest. But the converse is true as well. Rest is necessary for the mind, body and soul so that we can return to productive and creative work. How do we experience that rest? Our society puts a high value on leisure time. In fact, billions…
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Time to Rest?

An interesting podcast recently suggested that without creative work, there is no true rest. Creative work generates a product or useful service and can be done in an office, home, library, or on an assembly line. Sometimes we are paid for our work but we also might be serving as a volunteer or within our…
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Jubilee Sabbath

Besides the liberty celebration we looked at last week, Jubilee also is a reflection of Sabbath. It is a sabbatical year and follows a sabbatical year. Sabbath, the seventh day, is a day to rest from our work. It is a weekly reminder that no matter how much we do, it is never going to…
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Sabbath manna

My natural bent is toward planning and saving. Good disciplines, except when it tempts me to rely on my own work and not on God’s provision. There is a tension between God providing all things, and yet, He has called us to participate in it. While in the wilderness, God provided for the Israelites. He led…
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