It is a wise practice to follow – hard work for six days and on the seventh – rest.

Rest from toil, rest from the cares and anxieties of the world, to have an opportunity to call off our attention from earthly concerns and to direct it to the affairs of eternity.

It is kind advice for us to follow so that we might refresh our body by relaxing; that we might have undisturbed time to seek the comfort and consolation of our relationship with God to cheer us in the anxieties and sorrows of a troubled world; and that we might render to God what is due to Him as the Creator, Preserver, Benefactor, and Redeemer of the world.

And it can easily be seen that no other practice has been more significant to our welfare than the day of rest.

On that day we all have undisturbed time to learn where we are at our their relationship with God, the nature of morals, the law of God, and the way of salvation. On that day we may offer our praises to the Great Giver of all good that we have experienced all week, and in the sanctuary seek the blessing of Him whose favor is life.

This day of rest is therefore pre-eminently intended for our welfare, and our best interests and therefore  should be sacredly regarded as an appointment with heaven and intended for our best good resulting in our temporal and eternal peace.

It is important to note that humans were in the creation order before the day of rest. Therefore,  the day of rest was intended for our “good.”


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ricki on March 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I appreciated your comments Erwin. I’ve been reading “Keeping the Sabbath Wholly” by Marva J. Dawn which talks about a lot of the same things. I’d recommend it…


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