This Day in the Gospels (Day 17 Month 1)

Luke 23:56

Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

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This one verse encapsulates the sum of action on this day. It was the Sabbath. Rather than finishing the burial procedure by anointing the body of Yeshua with spices and perfumes, the women ceased from activity on this day, giving us a lasting example of the Fourth Commandment.

What do we think is so pressing in our own lives that we cannot wait for the Sabbath to finish before doing it? When we stop and think about our pressing matters, they’re probably not as significant as the women’s need to finish the burial procedure.

Let’s consider these things this Sabbath and hand over our pressing matters to our Father in heaven so that we can truly cease from our actions and rest in Him, thinking on Him.

About Jonathan Lankford

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Bible with a concentration in missions and intercultural communication. He also earned his Master's in Business Quality Management (MBQPM) and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's in Education (MEd) focusing on Administration. He has been an educator since 2007, teaching English and humanities in Vietnamese universities. He currently holds the position of Associate Registrar at Tan Tao University, Vietnam.
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