Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tuesday - May 20 - Tiffany
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Samuel 9-10; Psalm 100 ; Acts 11
Today's scripture focus is Genesis 2:1-3
Tomorrow's scripture focus: Genesis 2:4-7
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 101; Acts 12
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
I love the title the ESV Bible gives this scripture: The seventh day, God rests.
I don't know who you are in life, you who are reading this, but I know who I am. I'm a wife of an extremely busy pastor, the mom of 3 kids with unending amounts of energy (especially the 3 year old), I'm a Pepsi addict, only as I age, the caffeine keeps me awake, I am one of infinite projects and ideas.....
God RESTS. Doesn't that sound lovely? I love rest. I love sleep. I love doing nothing.
And God blessed a day, made it holy, specifically so we would rest. And rest in Him. Exodus 20:8-10 says "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.
This means not just veg out in front of the TV, but reflect on Him, worship Him, once again hand our lives over to Him, focusing on resting in him. For as Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30 " 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
I find it hard to remember. Our Sundays are often full, so my husband takes Fridays as his personal Sabbath. I find it hard to find a day to set aside for God. I'm busy, life is hectic, and I run run run from job to job.
But Jesus says his yoke is easy, his burden is light. If we would just take the time to rest in Him, I'm pretty sure everything else will fall into place.
So when you find yourself exhausted, repeat this verse:
Be still and know that I am God. (psalm 46:10a)