“Remember who you are”
God created everything out of nothing. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good, on the sixth day. God had finished the work of creation, so on the seventh day he rested. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. (Genesis 1:31- 2:3)
God had finished all his work of creation and rested. It doesn’t mean God stopped working. He is still ruling this universe with order and laws. In that sense God is very active.
And he is inviting us to join in his shalom, he wants to share his rest and peace with us. As he finished his work and is in control, we can just depend on him. That is the heart of the Sabbath rest.
For LifeNet groups and personal reflection:
1. Have you ever felt tired of being a Christian? Why did you feel so? Describe your Christian life in those days. Why did you do so?
2. During 400 years of slavery in Egypt, Israelites not only learned the pattern of life as slaves, but they also internalized a slave mentality down to their bones. What is a slave mentality like? Can you see any of them in society, in your mind? How dose practicing the Sabbath work for restoring human dignity?
3. Where do you find your value usually? How does that kind of thinking shape your life style? How dose practicing the Sabbath help you to remember who you are?
4. Some ideas about how you can practice the Sabbath are introduced. When and how will you have the Sabbath this week? What preparation is necessary in order to do it?
NLIF is an international church in Yangon. Come and join our English Sunday worship service.
We are an evangelical congregation emphasizing Bible centered and Spirit-empowered living. We hope to be a blessing to you.