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

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Jonathan has provided education and training services to organizations and individuals in Vietnam since 2007.
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