On the Seventh Day God Rested and Made it Holy
Genesis 2:1-3 (NCV)
“So, the sky, the earth, and all that filled them were finished. By the seventh day God finished the work he had been doing, so he rested from all his work. God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day, because on that day he rested from all the work he had done in creating the world.”
God is always at work even from the beginning. He created the world and everything in it but still rested. If God worked and took a break, then, shouldn’t we? A surprising fact is that God does not need to rest because He never gets tired (Isaiah 40:28). Nevertheless, He rested on the seventh day to reflect on all He just created, then blessed it and declared it “Holy.” The Holy day is set apart by God for us to worship Him and also to have fellowship with other believers. Spending one day out of the week with God may seem impossible but is worth it. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30 to, “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.” Amen!
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
We praise and thank you for Your love and kindness. Your love and kindness is so big that You gave us a day to rest and worship You. There is nothing on earth or in heaven like You God, and all of creation praises You. God, please help us to take one day out of our busy schedule to spend it with You. You are worthy of worship. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen!