Sabbath Quotes On Resting

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Keeping the Sabbath day holy is much more than just physical rest. It involves spiritual renewal and worship.
James E. Faust

If you don’t take a Sabbath, something is wrong. You’re doing too much, you’re being too much in charge. You’ve got to quit, one day a week, and just watch what God is doing when you’re not doing anything.
Eugene H. Peterson

If you keep the Sabbath, you start to see creation not as somewhere to get away from your ordinary life, but a place to frame an attentiveness to your life.
Eugene H. Peterson
Life, Start, Somewhere

What is worthy or unworthy on the Sabbath day will have to be judged by each of us by trying to be honest with the Lord. On the Sabbath day, we should do what we have to do and what we ought to do in an attitude of worshipfulness and then limit our other activities.
James E. Faust

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
Alice Walker

You know, it’s ironic to me that Christians want to keep the Ten Commandments in our schools, because Christianity has abrogated four of the Ten Commandments. For example, the Sabbath day according to the Ten Commandments is Saturday, not Sunday. And the reason is because God rested, not because Jesus was resurrected.
Alan Dershowitz

The people who misuse the Sabbath lose the blessings of spiritual food and growth promised to those who keep this commandment.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Ever since Adam’s day, the divine law of the Sabbath has been emphasized repeatedly over the centuries more than any other commandment. This long emphasis alone is an indication of its importance.
James E. Faust

To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.
—Thomas Aquinas

Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it rests in Thee.
—Augustine of Hippo

Has it ever struck you that the trouts bite best on the Sabbath? God’s critturs tempting decent men.
—James Matthew Barrie

A being is free only when it can determine and limit its activity.
—Karl Barth

A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week.
—Henry Ward Beecher

The savings bank of human existence is the weekly Sabbath.
—William Garden Blaikie

The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God … Never let a hurried lifestyle disturb the relationship of abiding in Him. This is an easy thing to allow, but we must guard against it.
—Oswald Chambers

I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in each year.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sabbath ceasing means to cease not only from work itself, but also from the need to accomplish and be productive, from the worry and tension that accompany our modern criterion of efficiency, from our efforts to be in control of our lives as if we were God, from our possessiveness and our enculturation, and, finally, from the humdrum and meaninglessness that result when life is pursued without the Lord at the center of it all.
—Marva J. Dawn

 


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