“Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.”
“Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, but during the seventh year the land shall have a Sabbath rest, a Sabbath to the Lord…”
The word “Sabbath” in Hebrew means rest. After creating all things, God rested on the seventh day. God did not need to rest because He never grows tired, but He did want to teach His people the need for rest. Leviticus 25 instructed Israel to work the land for 6 years and then allow the land to rest during the 7th year, Sabbatical Year.
Ridgeview has been gracious to allow staff to take a sabbatical after 10 years of serving at the church. I write this blog as I begin my sabbatical, and I am thankful to the church for this time of sabbatical. I will be back in the pulpit Sunday October 9th. During this time away from ministry, I will have an opportunity to rest, reflect, renew, and revision. Dustin Jessee will be preaching 8am/10:30am services on September 25th, and on October 2nd, Brian Hensley at 8am and my father Jimmie Rogers at 10:30am.
God made each of us and He knows that we need rest. Set time aside each week to rest and to worship the One who created you!
Check out a series of blogs on Sabbath by Ridgeview’s former Pastor, Mark Dance.
Life is a journey, learn on the way! ‘Till next time, stay in the Scripture.