An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023


(Gen 2:3 KJV)  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

(Proverbs 4 also read)

Since the law of Moses gets such a bad rap it is sometimes necessary for us to do an end run and go back to God’s original plans for us.  One of His key bits of scheduling was for the Sabbath.  That is the idea that one day in seven is to be set aside for rest.  You find it in the Ten Commandments, the beginning of the law, part of that “oppressive” regime given by the mean old man of the OT.

Except He isn’t and it isn’t.  The idea of a day off a week was planted in the character of God.  Did God really need a rest?  Was it anywhere near as difficult for me to pick up my granddaughter as I acted like for her benefit?  God took a rest to show us that we need to take a rest.

So?  We are not “under” the law.  God’s plan now is grace.  We still need to rest.  We need to take time off from the goals and schedules of life.  He said so.  He set the example.  Who am I to argue? 

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