Culture Versus Christianity-Observing the Sabbath

Posted: July 30, 2020 in Thoughts on God
I find it interesting that during the delivering of the 10 commandments, there was a strong emphasis placed on working six days, then taking the seventh one off (The Sabbath). On the Sabbath, the cattle and other animals were allowed to come in and graze off of the fields that you had worked so hard to cultivate during the previous six days. So how does this become culture versus Christianity?
 
Americans don’t know how to relax. In our society, the less you work, the less your social worth becomes. On my recent trip to Europe, I found that Europeans take a lot more time off than we do, and are generally more laid back. In Spain, workers are given two hours in the afternoon to take a Siesta, then come back to work. These things sound crazy to us, but the reality is that they are just as productive as we are because they are rested.
 
Here in America, we know that one of the 10 Commandments is to observe a day of Sabbath, but a vast majority consider it a day to work around the home rather than to rest. God does not condone this, he abhors it. God’s Words are to be taken seriously, and ignoring them because they don’t fit into our cultural ideology, or because we see getting a chore done more important that what our Lord says to do, is just wrong.
 
If you are not observing a day of rest, then you are breaking a very important part of the 10 Commandments. Learn to chill out and relax. Learn to trust God. There’s nothing wrong with taking a day off and observing Sabbath. Remember, the Cultural way of believing is not as important as observing God’s laws.
 
Shalom,
Pastor Mike

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