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Summary:  <br> Every sorrow is forgotten in that rest at the feet of Jesus, and the soul confesses that one single instant of that rest were not too dearly bought by the work and sufferings of a whole lifetime, for it is a pure gift of love and mercy. ~ French Mystic Mathilde Boutle<br> <br> <br> Text Hebrews 3:7 - 4:10<br> <br> Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Exodus 31:12-17, the Third Commandment regarding Sabbath<br> <br> Sabbath means "rest." Sabbath is our sign and memorial of deliverance from sin and unto the new creation.<br> <br> Nehemiah 13:15-21, Nehemiah shuts the gates on the Sabbath and threatens to hurt anyone who attempts to get in the city to buy and sell on the Sabbath.<br> <br> 2 Chronicles 36:15-21, the fall of Jerusalem was due, in part, to their profaning of the Sabbath (verse 21).<br> <br> CCC 2184, Sabbath is a protest against the servitude of work and the worship of money.<br> <br> Ezekiel 20:12-26, Israelites defiled the Sabbath and did not enter into the Promised Land of rest.<br> <br> Mark 2:23-28, Jesus does not cancel Sabbath keeping, but says Sabbath is a gift to man.<br> <br> Promises regarding Sabbath:<br> <br> Isaiah 56:2, Sabbath keepers are blessed<br> Isaiah 56:4, Sabbath keepers have an eternal reward<br> Isaiah 58:13, Sabbath keepers experience plenty and greatness (this meaning is primarily spiritual)<br> Ezekiel 20:12-26, Sabbath keepers LIVE, Sabbath profaners die (they stress out, burn out, experience bad health...)<br> Isaiah 30:15, In returning and rest you shall be saved.<br> <br> Matt 12:1-8, Jesus draws a parallel between Sabbath and mercy.<br> <br> ____<br> <br> Image: @katya