Summary: Having explored the natural aspects of God’s creation, the Bible turns to the relational aspects: work and marriage. Stott helps us explore these two facets of life in our next seven readings.
Read: Genesis 2:3
We can no longer expect to “have Sunday off” in a world which operates 24/7. A global marketplace makes that nothing more than a pipe dream for billions of people.
But we must not forget that our “being” (body, soul, and spirit) is not made for unceasing activity. Even if Sunday is not a day when you can rest, you must not abandon the search for “sabbath time.”
Sabbath is not merely a day on the calendar (although we might continue to wish there was a greater recognition of the sacredness of time), it is a “life” principle. We cannot violate it without harming ourselves and the rest of creation.