February 10

Exodus 30:11-31:18; Matthew 26:47-68; Psalm 32:1-11; Proverbs 8:27-32

The Fourth Commandment that God gave to Israel said, “but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you.”

This commandment was so important that once the Tabernacle was built and the priests were consecrated, God tells Moses to remind the people to honor the Sabbath. What makes the Sabbath so important? Is it just because we get to rest? No, we learn why the Sabbath is so important by today’s reading.

The Sabbath was given, “…so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy. God wants us to rest we can see clearly Who He is and all that He has done for us. When we are resting in Him, we recognize that His power is what makes the difference. In truth, we should be in a state of rest everyday because we have Jesus who did all the work for us!

We have stress in our lives because we take on what should be left in God’s hands. Today, commit to rest in God knowing that He has your life– completely. Do it, not because it is a commandment, but because you will discover the Mighty Works of God!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 32:1-33:23; Matthew 26:69-27:14; Psalm 33:1-11; Proverbs 8:33-36

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