ARE YOU HAVING A DAY OF REST? The Lord God as the Creator of our bodies. His Masterpiece. We were created in God’s image. God took a day of rest. Genesis 2:1-3 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. . 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
I don’t believe God was exhausted because of the hard work week. But I do believe He set a pattern for the use of our seventh day. Two reasons. Rest is essential to good physical health. Rest is essential to good physical health, also.
Time has changed the day of rest from Saturday to Sunday, for most Christians who now consider the first day of the week their day of rest, perhaps because of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
I’m not into arguing a point of what day, I am just pointing out that if you are working today (Sunday) in order to avoid getting farther behind on your work, you are likely shorting your life span and your motor needs to slow down.
For our convenience and even for saving lives, many people work on weekends. They have no choice about what day, but I’m pretty sure labor laws keep anybody from having to work seven days a week. Get your rest. You’ll live longer.
Second thing, keep the day holy. Go to church. Fellowship with Christians. Practice making it a day of thanks and praise. Nourish your spirit. You’ll live longer.
I’ve lived a long time, I know all the excuses. Some of them are valid. But, if possible, work it out. You’ll live longer.