The Ten | Week 5 – Rest
The Bible tells us that Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. Almost every one of the 10 Commandments are reiterated by Jesus and made more difficult. For example, murder is enlarged to include being angry with someone and adultery becomes simply thinking impure thoughts. The 4th commandment instructs us to keep the Sabbath day holy. The way we make it holy is by setting it apart as different from all the other days of the week. Different in the sense that we abstain from doing all of the things that we do on every other day. To avoid the things of every day life that distract us, tempt us, or keep us from finding the kind of peace that only comes from our creator.
READ Proverbs 12:11
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
READ this passage again and consider these related questions.
Explain why God intended for us to work for 6 days and seek Him and His rest on the 7th.
Does seeking after excessive leisure and worldly ideologies violate the 4th commandment?
READ Exo 20;8-11; Gen 2;2-3; Exo 16:4-5,26-31; Isa 56:6-7, 58;13-14; Mark 2:27-28; Mat 11:28-29; Col 2:16-17; Col 3:17; Rom 14:5-6;
1. Why did God choose to rest on the 7th day of creation?
2. Why was it necessary to gather twice as much manna on the 6th day?
3. How do we honor God on the sabbath?
4. Is it possible to esteem every day equally as important?
5. What kind of example did Jesus leave us about the sabbath?
6. Does having a good work ethic have any correlation to the 4th commandment?
7. Why is it so important to God that we honor the sabbath?