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The Problem With Work and Rest

 

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October 14, 2018

Shawn Stinson

 

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Quotes:


“It is perfectly clear that God’s good plan always included human beings working, or, more specifically, living in the constant cycle of work and rest.” -Ben Witherington


 “Work is as much a basic human need as food, beauty, rest, friendship, prayer, and sexuality; it is not simply medicine but food for our soul. Without meaningful work we sense significant inner loss and emptiness. People who are cut off from work because of physical or other reasons quickly discover how much they need work to thrive emotionally, physically, and spiritually.” -Keller


 “What is the Christian understanding of work?. . . [It] is that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties . . . the medium in which he offers himself to God.”  -Sayers


"It is pure invention [fiction] that Pope, bishops, priests, and monks are called the “spiritual estate” while princes, lords , artisans, and farmers are called the “temporal estate.” This is indeed a piece of deceit and hypocrisy. Yet no one need be intimidated by it, and that for this reason: all Christians are truly of the spiritual estate, and there is no difference among them except that of office. . . . We are all consecrated priests by baptism, as St. Peter says: “You are a royal priesthood and a priestly realm” (1 Pet. 2: 9). The Apocalypse says: “Thou hast made us to be kings and priests by thy blood” (Rev. 5: 9– 10).” -Luther


Questions


  • What prevents us from experiencing rest and sabbath on a regular basis?
  • How can we see rest as both ceasing and delighting, not just recovery from the week?
  • How does your work evidence selfishness and sin? How does it serve others?


Songs


Overcome

No Other Name

Come Thou Font of Every Blessing

I Surrender

How Can It Be