Journey in the Word: Keeping Sunday Special

Week 2

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.

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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