Posted on Jan 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Well, at the end of this day, we will rest from our weigh in. After all, sometimes you just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and carry on! What better time to do that then the beginning of His rest ~ Shabbat!

Shabbat holds such a special meaning to those who ‘keep’ her. She was set aside by the Holy One of Israel, the Creator of All, the One who Is and Was and Is to Come! Shabbat is the sign of the Covenant!

Here what God said in Exodus 31:13 ~

“But as for you, speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.’

My question would be are our generations finished? Has ‘forever’ been done away with? That’s the question that originally brought me to the point I am at today …. I found that forever had not been done away with!

So with that being said, Sabbath is drawing near and while we have looked at various things concerning weighing in, measuring up and finding out who we are in Him, we can now rest in Him and know that He knows all, He is in charge of all and He desires for all of us to return to Him. Whew! It is such a blessing and a relief to rest in the One who cares for us like no other.

The Sabbath, from the beginning of time, is a sign. Webster’s Dictionary defines a sign as a badge, a symbol, mark or token of identity. It goes on to say that it is something indicating the presence or existence of something else or to identify or advertise a place of business or a product. In fact, when Moses actually wrote down the word, it was ‘owth in Hebrew – and meant exactly that – “a sign, signal, distinguishing mark, banner, remembrance, warning; a token, ensign, standard, miracle, proof” (taken from Brown, Driver & Briggs Hebrew Lexicon).

So what does that mean to us, today? Does the Sabbath as the Holy One set it in place hold a special place in your heart? God has given us the Sabbath and commands His people to keep his Sabbaths as a sign. A sign of what, you ask? A sign of identity!

Keeping the Sabbath identifies you that you are His! By keeping the Sabbath, we are sanctified – He is ours, and we are His!

So let us rest from our work, our preoccupations, our cares and worries, and enter into HIS rest! After all, forever hasn’t come yet, and He is inviting us to sit with Him at His table. Will you join us?

Shabbat Shalom!

 

 

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