Day 4

A Holy Rhythm

from the I Will Give You Rest reading plan

Exodus 20:8-11, Exodus 31:12-17, Mark 2:23-28, Mark 3:1-5

BY She Reads Truth

Start each day by reading the Scripture. During this reading plan, we’ll then use the summary provided here to guide our discussion around the daily reading.

The Israelite people were called to set aside a holy day of rest, called the Sabbath. This weekly rhythm of ceasing from work made space for the Israelites to remember, in every day and moment, the fullness of the rest they were promised.

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84 thoughts on "A Holy Rhythm"

  1. Mercy says:

    Thank you Lord for commanding us to rest. How merciful is this commandment. I was exhausted beyond exhaustion, until the Lord allowed burn out to overtake me. The Lord never sleeps nor slumbers, He will provide for us. So we must cease from our labour to trust and surrender to Him. God rested and was refreshed. If we rest in God, we too will be refreshed. Amen and glory be to Him. Praying for Tammy for the rare form of cancer, and victims of Turkey Syria earthquake. Be blessed dear sisters.

  2. Kasey Evans says:


  3. Donna Wolcott says:

    Dear sisters, I ask can we please lift the people of Turkey and Syria in prayer. The death toll is now over 20,000. I was an ESL teacher for several from that were from that area and now live in RI. They all still have children and family still in the area. Thank you.

  4. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I love that God says it’s not just ok, but necessary for us to rest. I know as a mom I sometimes feel guilty going off by myself and resting with Jesus. But I know to be the person God has called me to be, I must stay attached to him. God knows what we need so much better than we do.

  5. Chasie Page says:

    Jesus is my rest

  6. Marnie Bartleet says:

    I love this the sabbath was made for man not man for the sabbath. I love my sabbath (I refer to it often as my day of delight)

  7. Kellee Fiddler says:

    Love this reminder that the Sabbath is a gift God gave, it is not just a boundary and a hinderance, rather it is a time set aside to allow ourselves the freedom to be in Christ, to not worry about schedules and money and other earthly things, but to focus in on Jesus and take true rest in Him.

  8. Gwineth52 says:

    Hello Shes. Once more coming from the east coast. The SRT study ever along for the ride! Mobile technology is terrific! Love travels! The nature of this trip is offering me huge spates of time to rest, remember, reflect. Telling my husband how good it feels to step away from the rush & crush of busyness back home. And using this time away to critically review & revise the whole cloth of the busyness back home. A break from the ritual & routine is an opportunity to question the underlying motives & drivers. For me, I think, it’s to prove my “worthiness”; to convince others of my “importance”; and perhaps to hide self-doubt & let me say, fear God may find me lacking. So, bring it on, Holy Spirit. Teach me tenderly to submit & accept the gift of rest in Christ. Show me the way of Sabbath-keeping. If you missed it, find Mandi’s comments on what her household does to practice the Sabbath. Do-able; practical; loving suggestions. Especially the way she invites the whole family. Note as well how SRT gives us Saturday as Grace Day…a time to reflect on past week’s lesson & remember to sit calmly & delight in His ever quiet presence. This I pray: Help me recognize it’s not about my doing, but about my devotion & dedication to Him alone. Help me receive the joy to be had in your finished work.
    Amen & Amen!

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