For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord in all your dwellings.

Leviticus 23:3

The Sabbath day is a Jewish practice of rest consisting of abstaining from work on the seventh day, following the pattern of God resting on the seventh day of creation. It has corollary practices in the Jubilee and Sabbatical years described in Leviticus where entire years were dedicated to rest in the land, including debt forgiveness on the fiftieth year (Leviticus 25).

But the mistake I see Christians make is that they seem to think God commanded them to stop resting when he let Gentiles join his Church.

God is still Lord of the Sabbath. You might not have a designated day of rest, but His Creation still follows his pattern. Take time and rest. God did.

Ethan Kirl