Monday, March 27, 2017
Sabbath: A Day of Rest and Remembering
Read Deuteronomy 5 as part of homework for our Ladies Bible Study, A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place (it's an awesome study!) and discovered something I never knew about the Sabbath. The Sabbath is not only about resting from work, and going to church to worship, but it is also about remembering what God has done for me personally and for my family-- reflecting on how He has specifically delivered us from many dangers and from slavery to sin. In other words, God wants us to take one day of the week and remember how far He has brought us. Deuteronomy 5:15: "You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day." Remembering God like this is a safeguard for our hearts and minds. I'm going to try and look back in my journals on Sundays to remember even the relatively small things God has done for me and my family. I'll have to make myself a note so I don't forget to do it!!