Just some more thoughts on Sabbath…
“There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.”
Marva Dawn states, “Sabbath is not a day off, it is a day for.” In other words, Sabbath is not just time off for relaxation. It’s time away from obligatory work that is time away unto God. It’s avoiding the “should-have’s” and “need-to’s” so we can engage in activities of Sabbath-delight, those things that fuel us before God. Sabbath is a “stopping” for the Lord. It’s a “ceasing” that honors the Lord in obedience.
Also, observing the Sabbath every seventh day creates a God-given rhythm that our bodies need. It is not escape. Rather, Sabbath is a reorientation of our lives to provide what our physiology requires.