How important is it?
All but this rest in Christ is death. There is no life without rest in Christ. We are made holy in our rest in Him. This is what the Sabbath symbolizes. Eternal rest in God. This is our way to holiness.
This is why people died when they did not observe the Sabbath. They did not understand its importance or what it stood for.
So many people, myself included, feel there must be something we can contribute. Something we can do.
Really? What will your works gain you? I’ll tell you. They gain you two things. One, they make you feel like you are contributing and pleasing God. Two, they make others think you are contributing and pleasing God.
Bo with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
But if it really is not up to us, what is left for us to do? Well, I rambled on for a bit about it, so tomorrow I’ll post on what exactly I believe our role is.
❤ Kara J