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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77 thoughts on "A Holy Rhythm"

  1. Katie Matsumoto Moore says:

    Sabbath rebounded Israel that they were made holy by God, not by the work they did.

  2. jessica ladelfa says:

    The thing that really stuck out to me was how important the sabbath is to God. When he said in Exodus “Above all else keep my Sabbath” as it was a sign of a covonnent

  3. Rachel wilson says:

    it is important admits the craziness and busy schedules we may find ourselves in that we set aside time to rest and just rest in the presence of our sweet sweet savior ❤️

  4. Sarah Garver says:

    Rest was created to set the Israelites apart as people of God. Our choice and obedience to rest — to carve out portions of our “precious” time to find true rest in God — makes us look different to the rest of the world. I’ve never thought about how my commitment to sabbath rest is perceived by the rest of the world. It makes us different.

  5. Ada McCloud says:

    What does sabbath really mean? I don’t think I do this well. I need to think about sabbath rest.

  6. Denice says:

    The thing that stood out to me was that the Sabbath was made for man, so we will slow down and rest. Granted some people now days may need to work before they can rest. I’m retired now so I’m not working as hard as I used to, but I remember being so busy with family and work and even church and now I understand this is God looking out for us and making us stop and rest for our benefit. The other thing that I took away from this scripture reading is that Jesus got angry, oh yes I know the time he got angry about the money changers at the temple, but I learned today that He was angered and grieved by the Pharisees and the hardness of their hearts that they would use what God set for our good not to do good for others like the man with the shriveled hand.

  7. Marlyne says:

    This was a good reading for me. It made me realize the importance of resting on the Sabbath and I’m going to make sure that I take the time to keep that sacred rest with the Lord in remembering that we honor the Lord our God when we rest on the Sabbath. I found myself doing that more when I was living in the South but once I moved to New York City. I got caught up in the rat race of chasing the cheese. So I’m blessed to be reminded the importance of resting. God will provide all our needs according to his riches and glory.

  8. Vicky Rivera says:

    Reading everyone’s response helped me understand the passage more even though it’s was a rest day not everyone rest day is similar what u consider work others enjoy it and find rest in it :)

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