Did you know that the Sabbath commandment is not only the longest of the ten, but also the only one that is unique among ancient law codes? Why would resting for one day a week rise to the level of the top ten laws of the God of Israel? And what does it mean to rest anyway? What can and can’t we do on the Sabbath?
To answer that, we’ll look at what the Bible tells us about the nature of work, look at the direct connection of the Sabbath commandment to both Creation and the liberation from slavery, and see how keeping just this one commandment can ensure that we keep what Jesus calls the greatest commandment: To love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
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