Friday 11 September, 2015

Genesis 2:1-3

2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

After God had finished the work he had been doing, he rested from all his work. Not only that he also blessed the seventh day and made it holy.

God rested from all his work does NOT mean God was tired and need to take a break to recover. Neither does it mean God stopped all His work and doesn’t care about the heavens and earth any more.

Actually, God made an example for our life:

  1. During the working days, we need to work hard and efficiently. So “heavens and earth were completed in all their vast array”.
  2. After working days (6 days), we have to take one 1 day off. We cannot work like robots, 7days a week.
  3. The rest day (seventh day) is a blessed day and holy day. It’s belonging to God.

But, since the world is changing so quickly, everything is quicker and quicker. People become a “busy” man. Day time busy on office work, night time busy on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, or online games. Every moment seems very busy, no matter whether its Monday or Sunday, day-time or night-time.

I am not saying we should not be busy or just layback. But we do need to seriously think about that what/who am I busy for? When is my last intimate time with Jesus?

Dear Jesus, thank you for giving me the new life. I am not going to work for the “world” like before. Help me to become like Mary who has taken that good part. Amen.

Written by Allen Leu

2 replies
  1. Andrew Mellor says:

    Thanks Allen, I agree, in fact I think we work harder and better when we are refreshed by a Sabbath with the Lord.

  2. B says:

    Amen Allen. Who am I busy for? Thanks for the reminder about Mary too. Lord help me choose what is better and sit down with you.

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