{ ShePonders: Sabbath }

Over lunch I asked my son what “Sabbath” meant. “It is when we take time to rest so we can go to church and worship God,” he responded. That is what the pirate taught him. But the good captain was wrong.

When we think “Sabbath,” the four-letter word that comes to mind should not be “rest,” but rather “stop.”  

Sabbath first debuted when God stopped. God worked for six days creating, well, everything. Then God stopped. Some translations say God rested–but God was not tired. Translations closer to the original text reveal more: God ceased working, He abstained from work.

God stopped.

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