October 10, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM

Weather: Still not too sunny

Readings: Nehemiah, chapters 11-13

Noteworthy Verse:

“I confronted the leaders of Judah, ‘What’s going on here?  This evil!  Profaning the Sabbath!  Isn’t this exactly what your ancestors did?  And because of it didn’t God bring down on us and this city all this misery?  And here you are adding to it – accumulating more wrath on Jerusalem by profaning the Sabbath.”

Nehemiah 13:17-18

Significance:

  • This verse reminded me of how much less emphasis our culture puts on honoring the Sabbath.  I’m certainly guilty of it as well.  Clearly this is not a new issue, but important nonetheless… after all it is one of the Ten Commandments!
  • It’s important to God that we honor the Sabbath, therefore it should be important to us as well.

Feelings:
I got a lot of traffic to my site yesterday and I am feeling very blessed.

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3 Comments on “October 10, 2014

  1. Observing the Sabbath is important. Attending Mass and honouring God for all that he has bestowed upon us with friends in empowering and humbling in equal measure. It is also important to remember: Christ allowing the Apostles to eat on the Sabbath, and the He Himself performed miracles on the Sabbath in the name of His Father. It allows us to do His work on the Sabbath; to love and care for those in most need. I feel blessed to have found you, albeit on WordPress. May God bless you, and continue you to guide you in your quest to heal the sick, and nourish the poor in spirit… Jeff.

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