• Leviticus 23:1-24:23

As I read this passage, I reflect on how we celebrate God. A sabbath rest is commanded by God, true. It also celebrates everything He has done. Taking a sabbath rest shows that our trust is in One greater than ourselves. Rest recognizes that we cannot do it on our own, even during the other six days of the week. Rest evidences the trust one has in the One Who carries us through it all.

I have taken a personal challenge in the last month to honor the sabbath. I plan my week so that for one day I may rest. And when I struggle to actually rest, I ask God to show me Him, that my trust might be bolstered and my rest might be sure.

Do you celebrate God with a sabbath rest? Is He calling you to do that now?

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