For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death. Exodus 31: 15 (Reference Exodus 31: 12-18)
God is speaking to Moses on the importance of the Sabbath Day and commands it. What can we learn from this scripture?
The Sabbath day of rest is for physical refreshment and spiritual refreshment, a day holy to the Lord. God commanded it to the Israelites in Exodus and God wants rest for us too. Our lives are so busy, society demands it be that way. We fall into the trap of the constant “go-go” making us feel physically depleted, spiritually dry, easy to anger, and in general bringing out the worst in us. God demands rest from us. When we rest we are to focus on him. This revives our spirit and restores our bodies. God does not ask things of us to harm us. It is always for our good. So break free from the hustle and rest in Him.