Keep God’s Day Holy

Exodus 20:8-11 – The fourth commandment standardized a week by six days to work and one day to rest. Keeping the Sabbath day holy is about ordering our time to remember who we are not.

July 9, 2023

Sermon Notes


  • The Sabbath commandment is unique because God highlighted the need to remember it (20:8).
  • Six days are designated for diligent work and one day is set apart for intentional rest (20:9).
  • God warned about the addictive desire of manipulating others to be productive on one’s behalf (20:10). 
  • God rested on the Sabbath not because He was tired but because He knew we would be (20:11).


  • Express gratitude for a God who cares for your well-being so much that He commands you to chill.
  • Learn to trust God for seven days of provision from six days of work.
  • Labor for six days in such a way that you require one day of rest.
  • Evaluate if your weekly schedule brings honor to God.
  • Make it a weekly habit to forsake the need to prove yourself.