Sunday March 17, 2013 – The Sabbath is a day to rest, spend time with family and refocus your spirit. Devote your Sabbath to include quietness and rest, so that you can refocus on God and what He desires for you.
God has provided the Sabbath for you…He is your Sabbath. – Pastor Dwayne Terry
Back to the Basics, Part 02
Genesis 2:2-3 – “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”
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 manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 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.”
Luke 21:34 – “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.”
How To Use A Sabbath
Use the day to rest my body.
Psalm 127:2 – “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to
eat–for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
Use the day to recharge my emotions. o Include time for quietness.
Psalm 23:2,3 – “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.”
Mark 6:31 – “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’”
o Include time for family and fun.
Proverbs 17:22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
o Include time for fellowship.
Hebrews 10:25 – “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Use the day to refocus my spirit.
Psalm 95:6 – “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the
LORD our Maker.”
Mark 2:27 – Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
Sabbath is God’s Remedy
Take charge of your schedule.
Psalm 90:12 (LB) – “Teach us to number our days and recognize how
few they are; help us to spend them as we should.”
Relieve pressure with margin.
Proverbs 21:20 – “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and
oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”
Refocus on God.
Exodus 33:13-16 – The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you,
and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28,29 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest… and you will find rest for your souls.”