The 10 Commandments Part 4/10
7/22/18 Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 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. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
Contrast these two ideas: that every seven days we are to stop to rest, and reflect on who God is and what He has been doing, then in light of that, gauge how we’ve been responding to Him, and how we should be responding to what He’s doing. vs.
Endless notifications from various social media outlets 24/7, demanding your attention from all kinds of sources, some wanted, some unwanted. Who rules who gets your attention and focus? This now goes back to commands 1-3 doesn’t it?
The fruit of the Spirit of God includes self-control so I can say STOP! Off with you volume or iPhone! I don’t want to hear any notifications right now! Can you do that? If you can’t turn it off, more drastic measures may be in order.
Whatever it takes to find rest and recenter both your attention and affections for God should be done.
What are they for you? Do you take days for mental health? That’s basically what a sabbath is. I don’t mean taking off from work, but planning on a sabbath for yourself so you don’t have to take off from work.
Come one, this one shouldn’t be such a hard sell!!!!