A Day Off
Do you enjoy your days off? It was God*s idea. The first mention of the Sabbath is in Exodus 16:23.
Exodus 16:23: And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
We have been proven to be more productive when we have a day off each week. Fields are more productive if they are rested every seventh year. But there are some things from which we should never take a day off. We do not take a day off from eating or breathing. We should never take a day off from studying the Bible, rejoicing or praying.
Acts 17:11: These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17: Rejoice evermore. 17: Pray without ceasing.