The Sabbath: A Guiding Light for Life

The Sabbath: A Guiding Light for Life

by Kelly McDonald, Jr.

“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:” (Proverbs 6:23)

A lamp provides light in darkness. We live in a dark world. All of God’s commandments can be looked at as a lamp because each one provides light to guide us in this world. Light illuminates an unseen path; it makes the uncertainty of our path more sure. We could take each commandment in the Law and explain in detail the guiding light it provides.

One commandment in particular, the Sabbath, routinely guides our lives. When we have purposed in our heart to rest on the Sabbath, our weekly actions are all focused with the Sabbath in mind. Lawn work, washing the cars, our job, weekly grocery shopping and so forth are all planned out with the central focus that the Sabbath is to be honored. This means we make decisions throughout the week. If we can’t get some things done before the Sabbath, then we put them off until after the Sabbath is over.

In other words, the Sabbath is the guiding light for our activities throughout the week. It helps us prioritize what is most important in our lives – the most important activity being the special rest of God that starts Friday at sunset.

Allow the Sabbath to be a light in your life to guide your weekly activities so that you enter into God’s rest.

Kelly McDonald, Jr. is the current president of the BSA. You can visit His website here:

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