For the Rest of Us

A photograph of an engraving in The Writings o...

A photograph of an engraving in The Writings of Charles Dickens Titled “At Rest” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Curiosity may have killed the cat… but I’d love to have your pulse on this one. You’re even welcome to elaborate should the choices be wanting.

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About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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6 Responses to For the Rest of Us

  1. ccragamuffin says:

    It is hard to answer the question as written. Hmmmm…could that be on purpose?? Difficult to answer as written because the “Sabbath” was/is the seventh day of the week. Decreed by God. And…the sabbath hasn’t changed…but…WE have changed! For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus. John 1:17…Come to me, all of you who are weary and over-burdened, and I will give you rest! Put on my yoke and learn from me. For I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matt 11: 28-30…just pondering that the New Testament writers do not call the first day of the week “the Sabbath”…humbly submitted…

    • mtsweat says:

      That almost no one (4) has voted here may indicate that the question is indeed hard to answer. Interesting considering previous generations (I only refer to recent generations) would have unanimously went for Sunday. It would have been neat to have more responses (maybe more will come), but I wonder if most are seeing this as how you’ve described… difficult, but wanting desperately to associate our rest with Jesus as the ultimate fulfillment of the Sabbath, rather than a day of the week. The author of the letter to the Hebrews seems to suggest this (3, 4), but this author leaves the mystery intact by concluding only, “there remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.” I personally hold to this conclusion because the author has one intent in his letter… “Jesus is better.” Better than all of the Old Covenant. As with you, humbly submitted…

  2. Biltrix says:

    I’d like to say that the Christian Sabbath is Sunday *and* Jesus (not in the same respect, though), but the poll won’t let me vote for both. Sunday is a designated day of rest because it is sacred to us Christians: 1st day of the New Creation, in a sense, as the Resurrected Christ who rose on a Sunday makes all things new; 3rd Day, the day on which He rose; 8th Day from the perspective of regeneration through the dawn of a newness of life (to which we are called) after Christ rose from his sabbath rest on Holy Saturday. The center being Christ, he is our place of rest; so we have pretty good reasons to commemorate all of this on Sunday.

    • mtsweat says:

      Very well said and points agreed with. It’s interesting that while few have voted (and surely not twice… let me click two you wascally wabbit!), it seems common today to see our Sabbath as ultimately fulfilled in Christ. I don’t recall this always being the mindset (at least where I’ve worshiped). Thanks for the swing-by good friend and blessings.

  3. mtsweat says:

    Hey Steven! Good to see you good friend. Hoping to get a little input here as I’m involved in a personal study on the Sabbath. As for the reference, not sure if you traveled to the link’s site, but the reference is very biblical. The ‘Abba’ designations in Scripture (such as Rom 8:15…) are interpreted by most as closely resembling our word, “Daddy.” Hence, because of Jesus’ work, we can now come before the Father crying Abba (Daddy) Father. Anyhow, the site linked has some really meaningful stuff available written by one I’ve found that i often envy over the “Mary like” desire to be near Jesus. Blessings and see you soon…

  4. Steven Sawyer says:

    I don’t like the reference to “Daddy God.”

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