A day we GET to do things

Written by Jeremiah Owen

January 3, 2014

I enjoyed yesterday’s Bible meditation in our quarterly publication, The Helping Hand

happy sabbath thicket

The Sabbath

“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the Lord in all your dwelling places.”

The Passover

“These are the appointed feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the Lord’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. But you shall present a food offering to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”

Leviticus 23:1-8

And here is a thought by Tabatha Pethtel:

    Often we get caught in the trap of thinking about what we cannot do on the Sabbath. However, we should be much more concerned with thinking about what we can do.

    From the beginning, the seventh day has been a holy day, set apart by God for our benefit to rest and to gather together in worship. We can stop our ordinary work and are privileged to engage in the good works of service to God and one another in holy convocation.

    The Sabbath has always been and remains a day for believers in God to serve God, one another, and creation. As Sabbath approaches this week, think about what you get to do.

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