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Monday, July 22, 2013

A humorous thought, with a twist


God worked for 6 days creating the Earth and rested on the 7th day. He therefore blessed the 7th day and set it aside as a day of rest - the Sabbath.

The Jews rest on the 7th day, Saturday, as established at the beginning of their faith. Christians, on the other hand, worship on the 1st day of the week, Sunday, because Jesus came out of the tomb on Sunday, thus sealing the promise of salvation with physical proof.

Thus there are two philosophies of life:
  1. A holiday (holy day) is something you take after you work hard.
  2. A holiday is something you take first, before you work hard.
This explains why Jews make more money than Christians and why many Christians never get around to doing much. 

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For those Adventists that read my blog... 

Where do we fit in? 
What is a healthy relationship between work and rest?
Do our good works earn us anything? 
So, if the Sabbath is neither a reward for hard work, nor a holiday, what is it?
How can we ensure the Sabbath is a joyful day of worship which inspires hearts young and old?

PS. If you didn't laugh because you're frustrated by the second paragraph and want to sit me down for a Bible study — relax — I was just setting up the joke. Yes, the Sabbath is the 7th day for some Christians, too! Now, get to work! lol