Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bless The Day Of Rest!

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (Gen. 2:2) 

Following the sixth day of creation, the Lord God deliberately stopped working. . . . 

He rested. Taking special note of that. It wasn't that there was nothing else He could have done. It certainly wasn't because He was exhausted---omnipotence never gets tired! He hadn't run out of ideas, for omniscience knows no mental limitations. He could easily have made many more worlds, created an infinite number of other forms of life, and provided multiple millions of galaxies beyond what He did. 

But He didn't. He stopped. 

He spent an entire day resting. In fact, He "blessed the seventh day and sanctified it," something He did not do on the other six days. He marked this one day off as extremely special. It was like no other. Sounds to me like He made the day on which He rested a "priority" period of time. 

Strengthening Your Grip

I used to work in the casino industry specializing in security and investigations. I also used to work in private and executive security details as well. In my experience in the security industry, there was no such thing as a Sabbath rest. Security involved working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It was non-stop, exciting work that had plenty of rewards attached to it depending on the volume of work you had been able to put in. 

As rewarding as my line of work has been throughout the time I worked in it was, I was being denied the most essential part of my daily living. As for me, Sunday was my Sabbath day of rest. I was essentially denied of actual fellowship with my other brothers and sisters in Christ. God has strategically provided us the one day for rest to us a number of different reasons. A couple that sticks out from the top of my head is to fellowship with the saints and stand before God in worship. The other reason is simply to give us the physical rest we need after working those other six days. 

My dear friends, I encourage all of you to find an employer or start a place of employment or business that would serve the employees and as an employer serve your employees to support the biblical value and principal of the day of rest. Not only will you benefit from the observance of resting on the Sabbath, but your place of employment or your business will also thrive because you will be a spiritually and physically healthy employee, but as an employer, you will have the blessing of having employees with very high moral. With that said, ALWAYS bless the day of rest!

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).