Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Rest

September 19th, 2022

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is taking time to rest and worship.

In our fast-paced culture, we can easily get caught up in a busy lifestyle that leads to burnout. That leaves us with less energy to invest in relationships that really matter to us.

Exodus 20:8 says, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God.”

The Pharisees in the time of Jesus turned this into a legalistic practice of do’s and don’ts. But this law was given for our benefit and refreshment. Jesus taught, “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

So, one day out of the week is a good pattern to take time for rest and use that opportunity to worship God in the assembly of the saints.

Taking time for rest and worship is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk


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