Walking Through Life God's Way

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Building a restance to temptation and sin!


Sabbath (renewal and rest builds resistance) is a day in which all other days have no claim. It is both time on a calendar and an attitude of the heart. Sabbath is for rest, but it is also an opportunity to point our restlessness heavenward (Mark Buchanan). It is a time when God makes us lie down in green pastures and leads us beside still waters. It is a time to build of strength so that you can flee from temptation when it comes. It is a time when God works the most in your life.

James 4:7 states: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Our attitude toward the Sabbath reflects our attitude toward God. How we regard the Lord’s Day also raises a signal to our community that above our work, hobbies, interests and pursuits, there is God, Who has supremacy, first claim on our lives. How we treat this day shows whether we take God and His purpose seriously.

“People who keep Sabbath live all seven days differently” (Brueggemann). The Sabbath is a transformative tradition, an antidote to anxiety. We are restless till we find our rest in God.

You know I love ya, Don

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