Sean McDonald

To do or not to do?

July 30, 2023

Series: The Rhythm of Rest

So far in our series we have talked a lot about what not to do on the sabbath. This may leave us thinking that sabbath means just sitting on the couch and doing nothing. Sometimes, this can actually lead us to not take sabbath because we spend all week doing things we have to do and we just want to do something that we enjoy. But this can make us feel like we have to choose between enjoying ourselves and keeping the sabbath. What if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if there are times where to do on the sabbath actually honors the sabbath more than doing nothing?

Extra Mile: This week when you sabbath, do something that you enjoy. This can be going for a walk, reading a book, a board game with friends, anything that brings you closer to God. Remember though, there is a difference between doing something on the sabbath and working on the sabbath.

Scripture: Isaiah 58:13-14 CEB