I recall carrying a heavy load on more than one occasion and feeling as though I was about to collapse from exhaustion. I’m certain you have too. (The heavy load could be physical or mental or both.)
Yeshua (ישוע) [Hebrew for Jesus] beckons us to come to Him all those who are tired and have heavy loads. He offers us rest.
We need rest. Without it our bodies will come crashing down. In fact, Yahweh’s word commands us to rest. It’s called “Sabbath”. It’s one of the ten commandments.
Exodus 20:8 “Remember to keep the Sabbath holy. 9 Work and get everything done during six days each week, 10 but the seventh day is a day of rest to honor the Lord your God. On that day no one may do any work: not you, your son or daughter, your male or female servants, your animals, or the foreigners living in your cities. 11 The reason is that in six days the Lord made everything — the sky, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. On the seventh day he rested. So the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the Sabbath. The Word does say the Lord blessed it and made it holy. There’s no arguing or doubt about that. In my humble opinion, it doesn’t matter what the exact day is, because, everyone’s schedule is different. Yes, it would be awesome if everyone were in sync and harmony. But, because we live in a fallen world we have to do the best we can with what we have. So, as long as you take one day for rest, any day, you’re honoring Yahweh. And you’re taking care of the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Read scripture, meditate on it, and find rest while you’re communing with Yahweh.
Do you find yourself weighed down and burdened? Yahweh is waiting for you to hand it over to Him. Give it to Him. You will be relieved when you do.
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