rest en Sabbath Today <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sabbath Today</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/89" class="username">Michael Schutz</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 03/21/2020 - 00:03</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Sabbath was a prescribed day of rest in ancient Israel. As New Testament people, that specific law doesn't apply to us the same way. But rest brings re-creation, and it's a good thing.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day21.jpg?itok=uSO9mC6C 325w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_650x650/public/40Days___Day21.jpg?itok=-EV_YW8- 650w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/40Days___Day21.jpg?itok=2Sp0U_jj 1300w, /sites/default/files/styles/max_2600x2600/public/40Days___Day21.jpg?itok=5fZisFSX 1920w" sizes="(min-width: 1290px) 1290px, 100vw" src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_325x325/public/40Days___Day21.jpg?itok=uSO9mC6C" alt="40 Days of Resonance: Day 21" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant, keeping the law of God perfectly. He kept the Sabbath, the day of rest on the seventh day of the week. And now, we New Testament Christians, we are freed from needing to observe that day in the same was as ancient Israel. We now find our sabbath rest in Jesus (Colossians 2:16-17, Hebrews 4:8-10); we don't have to work to enter the rest of God.</p> <p>But because we are assured of our salvation, we do work. The order is critically important. We work hard, but not to try to earn God's favour. We work hard to serve our neighbour because we already have God's favour in Jesus.</p> <p>And Sabbath rest for us now looks different. I like Eugene Peterson's simple definition: pray and play. For us the Third Commandment now takes the shape of hearing God's Word in worship and taking time to recreate. Though it's certainly not a law, we generally do this now not on the seventh day, but on the eighth day, the Lord's Day, the day of the resurrection which leads us to re-creation too.</p> <p>And it has a more informal shape. A weekly pattern of rest is simply good for us. And that doesn't mean doing nothing for an entire day (though, if your vocations allow it, it can mean that). But it can also mean having a change of pace, doing different things. Leisure things, yes, but needed things too, just in a different way, at a different pace.</p> <p>It's not a law, but it is good for us. In today's age, that's what Sabbath looks like. It's intended for our recreation, the&nbsp;re-creation and renewal of body and soul.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <span class="field__label">Tags</span> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/183" hreflang="en">Sabbath</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/184" hreflang="en">rest</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/185" hreflang="en">recreation</a></li> </ul> </div><div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/13" hreflang="en">Church</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="1_YbFGGrpAkx6lBLDRu4MJRFb7EDFCxxS4TKaQXpxCY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sat, 21 Mar 2020 07:03:30 +0000 Michael Schutz 118 at