Tag Archives: Deuteronomy 5

Resting in Delight

I don’t rest well. I never have. My mind is pretty rest-less, actually. Though I might physically find time or a place to rest, my mind likely isn’t; the effects of which have included insomnia, tendinitis, and anxiety, each of which have made a point to sprout up into my life in their respective seasons. According to The New York Times columnist, T. M. Luhrmann, this … more »

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The Luxury of Being Free

What we steep ourselves in has such a strong yet subtle way of affecting how we think. For example, because I am a fish swimming in the water of American culture, my first thoughts when I hear the word Sabbath are … more »

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Rest to the Glory of God

Many people discuss, think about, or acknowledge that Christians are to work unto the LORD. It is an ideal, a doctrine even embraced by our world most probably because of how great a portion of our time is given to … more »

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Work Well to Rest Well

Growing up, my folks instilled in me a respect for Sunday, the Lord’s day; though not as extreme as some of my friends at church. Our morning usually consisted of Sunday school, church, and then the same fried chicken and … more »

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Work-Rest Balance

The Word of the Lord spells out the instructions for keeping the Sabbath rather plainly in Deuteronomy. No one is to do any work on that one day of the week. They are to rest from the daily work they … more »

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Commanded to Rest

Rest. I am unsure if today’s culture even understands what rest means. I know, at least, that my personal definition is skewed. In Deuteronomy 5:12-15 God commands his people to do one thing: rest. Any and all people and animals … more »

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Back to the Basics

I remember it as clear as day. It was a typical Friday morning on my way to school. I had just pulled into the parking lot of the little private school I attended in Northwest Florida; coffee in hand, and … more »

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Rest: Making the Top Ten

 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.”  — Deut. 5:12-14 (NLT) … more »

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Something More

“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you … more »

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