SOAP for today!
Scripture: “On the tenth day of this seventh month hold a sacred assembly. You must deny yourselves and do no work.” ~ Numbers 15: 38-39
Observation: Doing no work takes self denial.
Application: I don’t think God would have told the Israelite people not to work on certain days if it wasn’t ultimately for their benefit. As I have tried to implement a day of rest into my weekly routine I’ve had trouble. Instead of spending time with my kids or relaxing, I find myself trying to catch up – throwing in load of laundry, doing a bunch of dishes,organizing something or even blogging. It is difficult to feel like I can get ahead in life if I am not working at it some everyday. But as is evidenced all over the Bible, God takes the foolish things of this world and confounds the wise. I know in my heart that we truly can get more accomplished is 6 days than we can 7 and God will bless us for it.
Prayer: God, give us all wisdom on how to implement a day of rest into our lives. Show us how to be a great example to our children. Help us not to live hurried, rushed lives but peaceful ones instead.