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Life has been busy lately. Our daughter is due soon, I am taking my comprehensive finals next month for my PhD, I’m writing/editing stuff, and I’ve taken on expanded responsibilities at our church. I’m sensitive to the danger of taking on too much, and I’ve continually had to surrender my schedule to the Lord and ask for wisdom. But for this season, I honestly feel the Lord has called me to all these things, and I’m enjoying them all and learning so much in the process. I have, however, had to reflect a great deal about the importance of setting up healthy habits of work and rest during this busy season. Somewhat paradoxically, I rest more deliberately and more consistently during this time of my life than I ever have. Here are 7 principles about Sabbath rest that I am learning. I share them in hopes they might help others…
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Here are four practical ideas on how to make the Lord’s Day a blessing:
1. Understand the spiritual significance of the Fourth Commandment.
Of the top ten principles that God has given to mankind, one of the ten is that we remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (Exod 20:8-11). The Christian Sabbath is now the Lord’s Day, the day that Jesus rose from the dead (John 20:1, 19; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 16:2; Heb 4:9; Rev 1:10). What better time is there to come together to worship him!
To understand the doctrine of the Lord’s Day even better, study Chapter 22 “Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day” in the Second London Baptist Confession and questions 49-51 of Spurgeon’s Catechism, along with the Scriptural proofs.
2. Set apart this day as special.
This is not a call to legalism but holiness. Sabbath keeping is not a…
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