For the busy person who wants to stay connected to God throughout the week!

Sabbath Quotes

Dear Sabbath Seekers,

Here are some quotes about the Sabbath to reflect on throughout the week.  They cross several centuries and decades…showing us that making a place for the Sabbath has vexed many over the years.  It is so hard to remember that we are human beings and not human doings. 

From Augustine of Hippo (5th century):

Augustine of hippo“Thou madest us for Thyself,

and our heart is restless, until it rests in Thee.”


From Martin Luther (16th Century):

“The spiritual rest, which God particularly intends in this commandment, is this: that we not only cease from our labor and trade, but much more, that we let God alone work in us and that we do nothing of our own with all our powers.”

From Samuel Taylor Coleridge (19th century)

“I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in each year.”IMG_1237

From Abraham Lincoln (19th century):Abraham-Lincoln-9382540-2-402

“As we keep or break the Sabbath day, we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises.”

From Henry Ward Beecher (19th century):

“A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week.” 

From Sir Robert Peel (19th century):

“I never knew a man to escape failure, in either body or mind, who worked seven days in the week.”overworked man

From Albert Schweitzer (19th century)

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.”

From Eugene Peterson (20th century):

“Sabbath is that uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing.”

Which quote speaks to you?  If I were to quote you about the Sabbath, what would you say? 

Here’s mine:  “As the Sabbath comes and goes, so goes my life…either to gather time and rest in God or to waste time and gain nothing.” 

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”  Exodus 20:8




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