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devotionals

Some of the Pharisees asked,

“Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” – Luke 6:2

By Mr. Valentine


sabbath experience

THE SABBATH EXPERIENCE

We said yesterday that Man must work (Ex 20:9) .  It is a command of God that needs to be obeyed.  We don’t just work as obedience to God but work needs to be done the way God did His work.  In six days God did the awesome work of creation and then He rested (Ex 20:11/ Gen 2:1-2 ). 

When God had finished all His work of creation, He had a sense of satisfaction and approval over all that He had created.  God said, “it was very good” (Gen 1:31) .  Throughout the creation process, He kept evaluating His work and said it was good (Gen 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25) . 

Our work too needs to be, in the same pattern in which God worked.  His work included creativity, diligence to detail, interrelated, inter-supportive and ensuring sustainability.   If we were to study the creation story in more detail, we will discover many more principles of work.  This is the work model that we need to bring into practice into our experience. 

If we were to say that this prototype will not ‘work’ in today’s world, then we are recognising the great challenge as well as opportunity before us.  This is a fallen world, where Satan is ruling and He does not want God’s example of work to be demonstrated.  He will hinder, God’s blueprint of work. 

This is where God sends us to be His representatives, bringing in God’s work ethic into our life situations, which can be done in His empowerment alone. 

When we have worked well, we also need the Sabbath rest, just as God did.

“When God had finished all His work of creation, He had a sense of satisfaction and approval over all that He had created, for God said, “It is very good.” 

Thought to ponder: Dutch Reformed Theologian and Prime Minister Abraham Kuyper, who said at the turn of the 19th century: In the total expanse of human existence there is not a single square inch of which, Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine!’

devotionals

Some of the Pharisees asked,

“Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” – Luke 6:2

By Mr. Valentine


sabbath experience

THE SABBATH EXPERIENCE

We said yesterday that Man must work (Ex 20:9) .  It is a command of God that needs to be obeyed.  We don’t just work as obedience to God but work needs to be done the way God did His work.  In six days God did the awesome work of creation and then He rested (Ex 20:11/ Gen 2:1-2 ). 

When God had finished all His work of creation, He had a sense of satisfaction and approval over all that He had created.  God said, “it was very good” (Gen 1:31) .  Throughout the creation process, He kept evaluating His work and said it was good (Gen 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25) . 

Our work too needs to be, in the same pattern in which God worked.  His work included creativity, diligence to detail, interrelated, inter-supportive and ensuring sustainability.   If we were to study the creation story in more detail, we will discover many more principles of work.  This is the work model that we need to bring into practice into our experience. 

If we were to say that this prototype will not ‘work’ in today’s world, then we are recognising the great challenge as well as opportunity before us.  This is a fallen world, where Satan is ruling and He does not want God’s example of work to be demonstrated.  He will hinder, God’s blueprint of work. 

This is where God sends us to be His representatives, bringing in God’s work ethic into our life situations, which can be done in His empowerment alone. 

When we have worked well, we also need the Sabbath rest, just as God did.

“When God had finished all His work of creation, He had a sense of satisfaction and approval over all that He had created, for God said, “It is very good.” 

Thought to ponder: Dutch Reformed Theologian and Prime Minister Abraham Kuyper, who said at the turn of the 19th century: In the total expanse of human existence there is not a single square inch of which, Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine!’