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Sabbath and Rest

Also called: Jubilee, Leisure, Lord’s Day, Rest, Sleep, Sunday
Day of rest laid down for God’s people.

Top Bible Verses about Sabbath and Rest

Genesis 2:2–3

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. And God blessed the seventh day, and he sanctified it, because on it he rested from all his work of creating that there was to do. Read Genesis 2:2–3

Exodus 16:27–28

And on the seventh day some of the people went out to gather, and they did not find any. And Yahweh said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep my commands and my laws? Read Exodus 16:27–28

Exodus 20:8–11

“Remember the day of the Sabbath, to consecrate it. Six days you will work, and you will do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath for Yahweh your God; you will not do any work—you or your son or your daughter, your male slave or your female slave, or your animal, or your alien who is in your gates—because in six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and on the seventh day he rested. Therefore Yahweh blessed the seventh day and consecrated it. Read Exodus 20:8–11

Exodus 23:10–11

“ ‘And six years you will sow your land and gather its yield. But the seventh you will let it rest and leave it fallow, and the poor of your people will eat, and their remainder the animals of the field will eat. You will do likewise for your vineyard and for your olive trees. Read Exodus 23:10–11

Mark 2:27–28

And he said to them, “The Sabbath was established for people, and not people for the Sabbath. So then, the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” Read Mark 2:27–28

Colossians 2:16

Therefore do not let anyone judge you with reference to eating or drinking or participation in a feast or a new moon or a Sabbath, Read Colossians 2:16
Hebrews 4:9

Hebrews 4:8–11

For if Joshua had caused them to rest, he would not have spoken about another day after these things. Consequently a sabbath rest remains for the people of God. For the one who has entered into his rest has also himself rested from his works, just as God did from his own works. Therefore, let us make every effort to enter into that rest, in order that no one may fall in the same pattern of disobedience. Read Hebrews 4:8–11

Famous Christian Quotes About Sabbath and Rest, Jubilee, Leisure, Lord’s Day, Rest, Sleep, Sunday

You Are a Sojourner on Earth

Awake, you everlasting spirit, out of your dream of worldly happiness! Did not God create you for himself? Then you cannot rest till you rest in him. Return, you wanderer! Fly back to your ark. This is not your home. Think not of building tabernacles here. You are but a stranger, a sojourner upon earth; a creature of a day, but just launching out into an unchangeable state. Make haste. Eternity is at hand. Eternity depends on this moment—an eternity of happiness or an eternity of misery!

John Wesley

Finding Excellency and Happiness in Christ

Worldly men imagine that there is true excellency and true happiness in those things that they are pursuing. They think that if they could but obtain them, they should be happy; and when they obtain them, and cannot find happiness, they look for happiness in something else, and are still upon the pursuit. But Christ Jesus has true excellency, and so great excellency that when they come to see it they look no further, but the mind rests there.

Jonathan Edwards

Why Jesus Bowed His Head on the Cross

Why did Christ bow His Head on the Cross? To teach us that by humility we must enter into heaven. Also, to show that we must rest from our own work. Also, that He might comply with the petition: Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth. Also, that He might ask permission of His Bride to leave her. Of great virtue is the memory of the Lord’s Passion, which, if it be firmly held in the mind, every cloud of error and sin is dispersed.

Albertus Magnus
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