"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday

 It's Friday once again! At dusk tonight begins the day God set aside for rest.  In Genesis 2:3 we read-And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that day he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

This is the view from my front porch

In Mark 2:27 we read: And he said unto them, the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. 
I find great comfort in the fact that God set apart a day and sanctified it...for  all mankind.

In the world today, many use the 7th day as a day of fun, shopping, hanging out, going to sports events or whatnot.  The older I get the more thankful I am that I live in a nation that has an established work week that has set the 7th day off and then allows for the first day to be off too. I wonder~with 2 days off , how much time do any of us set aside time to rest in our Creator, let alone time for us to rest?
I think it is time to slow down a bit. Have the family spend time at home. Stop running to and fro.  Open your Bible and read it. The world will not cease if you rest.  You might actually decide to do this weekly,  as God set for man to do once you begin in earnest!

1 comment:

Gayle said...

I wish we had a four day work week and a four day school week leaving 3 days for family time.