After 11 years of taking Friday off I’ve switched my day off to Monday. It feels strange to say the very least. Sabbath is very important. I think most people fail to recognize how important it is. Sure they say, “I need a day off.” or they say “Thank goodness it’s Friday (unless they decide to break another commandment)”; but I think even then they are trivializing the serious need for unscheduled time.
When it comes to Sabbath I’m a recreationalist; that is I believe it is a day for recreation, as rest too. I worship God on Sunday just like everyone else except my seat is in the front but on my day “off”. I do something entirely different, I work around the yard, spend time with my wife, or if time permits I go fishing. Which I did this week.
The day was gorgeous, the company was good, and the fish were somewhat agreeable. I am refreshed and that is the idea for as scripture says the Sabbath was made for man not man for the Sabbath.
So sisters and brothers – are you taking your Sabbath? It is on God’s top ten list – you might want to rethink your response.