It might not sound like a radical statement, but the simple sentence: “I am not God” radically offends the human heart. After all, whether we admit it or not, as sinful human beings, we all kind of try to live like we are God. The Sabbath, though, is a weekly reminder that we’re not. We don’t rule the world. We don’t hold everything up. Nor do we need to try. God does that. And so, one day out of seven, we can rest. And we can worship him, the true God, too.
If you’re looking to go deeper into this sermon series or where we’re heading with the spiritual disciplines, check out John Mark Comer’s book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner also has a really good chapter on Sabbath.