“Work/home balance.” That’s tough to get right. There are some who say younger generations are better at that, it’s difficult regardless.

The seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 5:14

If we ‘err’ on the side of to little work, we can be seen as lazy and may not be able to properly provide for our families. If we overemphasize work, we estrange our families, whom we are called to love, honor, and cherish.

But for us, the issue is not a struggle between work and home. For most Christians – whether they admit it or not – is a struggle between giving God our time; our hearts, minds, souls, and strength.

The commandment to keep the Sabbath is routinely misunderstood or altogether ignored.

It is true that our ultimate rest is found in Christ, Who has fulfilled it for us forever. It is also true that the specific day is no longer necessitated. But two things remain:

  1. God made us to need rest,
  2. God gave us the Sabbath as a blessing, and most importantly,
  3. God desires and deserves our focus!

We are not just in need of rest; we need rest in God! We need time with Him!

Everything else falls into place when we set Him as our priority in all we do. When we put Him first, we start to get a better understanding of the blessings of family and of honest labor. We start to see all the gifts of God differently. We start to experience His Grace in everything more clearly!

Let us remember a sabbath to God!

Thank You, Lord, for being our rest – forever!”


  • Deuteronomy 5:12-15
  • Mark 2:23-3:6
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