The Value of Rest
By and large, we don't value rest and relaxation. We have made a virtue of unceasing labor; we brag about how busy we are. It's as if the hectic pace of our lives is proof that we're important and significant. We feel guilty when we're not working, and we're suspicious of anyone else who moves their nose from the grindstone for too long.
God is very interested in the topic of rest. To Him, rest is not just wasted time, time when we could be doing something useful and productive. Rest, properly understood, has value and worth and purpose. Rest, is essential to our physical and spiritually well-being.
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