How can I "rest" on the Sabbath?

The Fourth Commandment—I have felt a curiosity and an uneasiness about it.

What does it say? "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." Then the instructions follow: "Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it" (Ex. 20:8–11).

Womanhood and true communication
March 11, 1996

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