Six and One
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all our work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.” Exodus 20:8-10
Six and one…six and one…six and one. Listen to the beat, the groove, the rhythm. Six and one.
God has set forth a rhythm throughout the pages of Scripture. Everything He has set into place has a rhythm. The universe, our world, even our bodies are all set to a predictable and sustainable rhythm. And God wants our lives to have that rhythm as well.
When God rested on the seventh day after creating the world in six days, it wasn’t because he was tired and needed a coffee break. God is inexhaustible. He was simply setting the example. He knew that we would have the tendency to wear ourselves out with work; that we would overwork and under rest. He knew we would be workaholics.
So God told us to reserve one day to recover our strength, realign our lives, and remember Him. True, everything we do should be an act of worship to God. But the Sabbath day, that seventh day of the week, is a day that God commands to be set aside for rest.
When we do that, when we make rest a priority in our lives, we will not only realize the physical benefits of rest; we’ll discover some emotional and spiritual benefits as well. Our lives will be realigned. Our priorities will be refocused. And our relationship with Christ will be re-energized.
Six and one.
Make it your priority to keep the Sabbath day holy. Set aside that one day each week to rest and remember all that God has done in your life. And discover the amazing benefits that God has in store for you.