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Tuesday, October 17: But he rested on the seventh day

 

Pulled ApartWe are distracted people, with access to more technology, entertainment, and information than anyone before us. While much of that technology is so good, there's a dark side, and God’s word has a lot to say about living distracted, fragmented, pulled-apart lives. Join us as we explore hope and motivation to become people who focus on what really matters.

Read Exodus 20:8-11

"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

Reflect

We live in a culture in which hard work is expected and rewarded. We sometimes even admire the person who works 80 hours a week and never takes a vacation. But the result of that kind of work is often to be burned out, stressed out, and worn out. God gave us the solution: Take off one day out of seven for rest. As you look at your own schedule, how do you program in a day of rest?

Respond

Migraines, backaches, and insomnia can come from overworking. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you honestly and realistically look at your calendar and, in light of God’s command, to make changes that need to be made.

 

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