Genesis 2:2-3 NIV (New International Version) 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.
The words of wisdom in the Bible hold a lot of meaning. And this section, in particular, stands out to me, a lot.
I find it amazing that even God Himself: the Lord of lords and King of kings, rested on the seventh day. He worked during the first six days–He created the world and everything in the world. And when He was done, He rested.
Now, we notice that the Bible just calls the Sabbath day “the seventh day.” We can conclude that this is technically Saturday, the seventh and last day of the week. While this is important, what I really want you to know is “Sabbath” means a day of rest or absence from work.
We don’t all have the same exact schedule–some people are off of work on Saturday, and others on Sunday. Some factors are simply out of our control. What matters is that when our time allows we take a break from work, and rest. That will likely be a day or two out of the week. It doesn’t have to be a lengthy period of time.
When we get our rest, we aren’t only resting our bodies, but also our minds. If we’re always on the go, then we will eventually get burnt out.
It’s just like how our bodies need sleep everyday–if we don’t get it, they can malfunction. That’s just how God made us.
We need at least one day out of the week as a break from work to regain our energy. As we work, we should put in our absolute best effort. In order to continue that same mindset, we need to take care of ourselves, too.
So it’s okay to take a rest from time to time. When we do our best work: good work, then a break is well deserved.
And if God rested, then we can, and should, too.
Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! What you think about rest? ❤️