When You Don’t Know What Is Good for You

God modeled rest for us at creation. He created the world in six days, then he rested on the seventh. Why? Was he tired? No! He wanted to teach us the importance of being refreshed by resting.
Unfortunately, Sunday is not a day of rest for most of God’s ministers. We are Sabbath breakers! (Today, we call them workaholics.)


It is interesting that in Psalm 23:2, the shepherd David writes, “He makes me lie down in green pastures.” Have you ever had to make your children lie down? They get so wound up that you have to force them to rest. Yet we never make ourselves take a rest as an example to them.
Jesus suggested, “Let’s get away from the crowds for a while and rest.” For so many people were coming and going that they scarcely had time to eat.
—Mark 6:31 tlb

Although you may take a regular day off during the week, you still feel required to tend the flock during that time. Sheep get sick on your day off. Lambs are born on your day off. Family, friends, or acquaintances may hit a crisis and call for your counsel and prayer.
If you are burning the candle at both ends, you’re not as bright as you think you are!

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