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Rest or Car Crash: You Choose! Pt 1 cont….

...Field & 2 Fallow Fields

Ex 23:10-11 “Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow (unploughed and unused).     (NKJV)

OK: Pt 1 cont…  we are looking at natural, physical rest; we see that the law and nature teach a rest of the land in order to bring in a fruitful harvest. The picture you see is of a strawberry harvest. Each year the farmer allows 2 of his fields to rest ( lie fallow, unploughed and unused). Why is this?  It’s because it takes a year for the land to replenish itself with the appropriate chemicals and nutrients needed to continually produce a fruitful crop of strawberries.

God has ordained in His word that mankind is to rest 1 day out of 7; as Christians under the New Covenant we are no longer under the law nevertheless experience teaches that we need regular periods of rest if we are to yield the greatest success for God.

Eccl 10:10  A dull axe requires great strength; be wise and sharpen the blade.   (TLB)  If a man chops down trees, eventually the blade of his axe will become blunt. If he continues chopping he will have to exert more strength and it will take longer  to chop down a tree; and we would say that man was foolish to continue chopping. Why?  because wisdom says, when the axe is blunt take it out of service and resharpen the blade.

Are we the fools who work, work and work without taking ourselves out of service (rest) for a while in order to have our cutting edge restored!  All work and no play makes Jack a dull (blunt) boy and Jackie a dull (blunt) girl.  To be cont……

Meditation point : Am I a wise or a foolish person?


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