A Challenge from God to Farmers

Farmer and tractor at Twilight“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.”

—Exodus 34:21 (ESV)

While this verse is directed perhaps most appropriately to farmers, it applies to all. What does resting one day out of seven do?

  1. It demonstrates obedience
  2. It demonstrates trust.
  3. It demonstrates dependence.
  4. It demonstrates humility.
  5. It provides rest for the work that is to come.
  6. It provides presence for the family that needs more than sustenance.
  7. It gives the body time to recuperate.
  8. It provides margin for others to fit into our lives.
  9. It models all these things for those who watch our lives.

It is marvelous the things you find year after year simply reading your Bible through.


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