“Be careful to dedicate the Sabbath day as the Lord your God has commanded you…Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out of there with a strong hand and an outstretched arm. That is why the Lord your God has commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.”
Deuteronomy 5:12, 15 NIV
Texans will remember when most businesses were closed on Sundays because the Blue Law, enacted in 1961 and repealed in 1985, prohibited the sale of many commonly used items for seven consecutive days. Over time, we lost sight of the gift God had given us in this fourth commandment and returned to the slavery of busyness; we became just as busy on Sundays as we were all the other days.
The Lord knew that when the Israelites entered the land of Canaan, with it’s fertile soil and bounty of available food, they would be tempted to forget the tyranny God had so dramatically rescued them from out of Egypt. The commandment to keep the Sabbath holy and focused on God’s faithfulness and goodness demonstrated throughout history and in our own lives is not only an edict but also a remembrance so that we will never be ensnared in the trappings of this world. What will you do this weekend to observe the Sabbath?🚦
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