Good morning people whose God supplies for our sabbath rest
Yesterday we started looking at the Sabbath day principle; a holy day of rest to the Lord – and in the Lord. The reality is many do not take this day as a regular necessity. One of the reasons is people believe they can’t afford to take a Sabbath day off. I believe this quote by Andy Stanley applies here:
You can never violate a principle of God in order to gain or maintain the blessing of God.
God’s Word is clear, and I believe that when we honour the Sabbath, like the principle of tithing, God does more with the less that we seemingly have.
Exodus 16:24 So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it.
This is significant because in verses 13-20 the people are told to only collect what they needed for one day. Those who disobeyed went out in the morning to find their food stinking and covered in maggots. Yet when they honoured the Sabbath day to the Lord, God supernaturally kept their food fresh for two days!
Exodus 16:26-27 Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any. Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none.
Working seven days a week will not cause you to find what you are looking for and what you think you need; honouring the Sabbath will because God will intervene on your behalf.
In case it’s not clear enough, here’s one last passage for today.
Exodus 16:28-30 Then the Lord said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? Bear in mind that the Lord has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where he is on the seventh day; no one is to go out.” So the people rested on the seventh day.
What do you do on the Sabbath; the day that is set aside for God?