God's Word To Workaholics by Miles Seaborn

Miles Seaborn
Exodus 20:8-9

INTRO. Do you ever get tired just thinking of what
you have to do? Are you as fatigued on Monday
mornings as you are on Friday afternoon?

Have you ever brought homework in a brief case and
used the weekends to "catch up"?

Do you ever feel guilty when you relax?

Today we are going to see what God's Word says about
taking a day off!

Our messages are about ten values that help build
strong families. Would you agree that Workaholism
hurts families? The 4th commandment is about taking a
day off.

ILL. God has more to say about taking a day off than
He does about murder/adultery. It is the longest of
the Ten Commandments. God seems to be saying, "I want
you to take this seriously. I am commanding you to
take a day off every week."

Read Exodus 20:8-9 together:
"Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. You have six
days in which to do your work but the seventh day is a
day of rest dedicated to me. On that day no one is to


"Sabbath" means: REST (Every 7th day rest!)

Mark 2:27 "Jesus said, The Sabbath was made to benefit
man, and not man to benefit the Sabbath."

When is it? One day a week!

Every seven days you are to get physically,
emotionally, and spiritually recharged. (We run down
like a battery.) This is God'' antidote for burnout.
His prevention for the stress-filled world we live in!
For our benefit.

Mark 2:27 Sabbath was made to benefit man!


Saturday/Sunday? Friday. It doesn't matter. It is
once a week! When you chose to worship God and rest.

ILL. Islam - Friday, Jews - Saturday, Christians -

Not one place in the Bible does it command us to
worship on Sunday! In the New Testament, Sunday was
called "The Lord's day - Jesus arose from the dead."
In Revelation, John 1:10 called it "The Lord's Day."

Colossians 2:16-17 says as a Christian you ...

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