What does God have to say about work and rest

Let's explore God's perspective on work and rest. The Bible provides numerous passages that highlight the significance of both aspects of life. If you were like me, someone who believed that as an entrepreneur, you must work tirelessly and always used the hashtag #nodaysoff, then this video is for you. We focus on what the Bible teaches about the importance of taking time to rest, and whether as Christians, we should observe Sundays as a day of rest.

Amanda Azeredo

3/13/20232 min read

Let's explore what God has to say about work and rest. In today's fast-paced world, where we are constantly connected and always on the go, it's important to take a moment and reflect on the divine perspective on these two fundamental aspects of life.

From the very beginning of creation, God established a pattern of work and rest. In the book of Genesis, we read that God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day, declaring it holy (Genesis 2:1-3). This pattern is not only a model for us to follow but also a reminder that rest is essential to our well-being.

Throughout the Bible, we see numerous references to work and its importance in providing for our needs and fulfilling our purpose.

However, we are also reminded that work should not consume our lives, and we need to take regular breaks to rest and recharge. In Psalm 127:2, we read, "It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep." This verse highlights the futility of working excessively without taking time to rest. Jesus himself modeled the importance of rest when he withdrew to solitary places to pray and spend time with his Father.

In my latest youtube video talking about this topic, I go over what is the meaning of the Sabbath and why Christians take Sundays off , and why it's ok if some people must work on Sundays and also share a case study. If you haven't seen this video yet click here.

Please note: This video will focus more on the value of rest but I will be coming out with a part 2 on this topic discussing the importance of work as well.

Remember God values both work and rest, and they are both essential to a balanced and fulfilling life. As we go about our daily routines, let us remember to work with all our hearts, but also take regular breaks to rest and recharge, knowing that God is with us every step of the way.