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“Eight days a week I love you.” Those lyrics were made famous by The Beatles, who sang them much better than I just did! If you haven’t heard the song, you may think they were confused. Everyone knows a week has seven days. But Paul McCartney and John Lennon were exaggerating the number of days to show the totality of dedication to their loved one.
That brings me to another thought. Why do we have seven days a week instead of eight, or five, for that matter? You probably know the answer. The week is based on God’s work in creation. Genesis 2:2-3 says, “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (NIV)
The seven-day week is a foundational concept we find in Genesis. We also find the Sabbath as a day of rest. But the Sabbath is not just to remember God’s work. It was made to benefit people. Mark 2:27 says, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
Oh, I suppose I should have aired this episode on Saturday. But the schedule didn’t work out that way. This also gives you a bit of time to adjust your schedule. Be sure you find some time to rest this week.
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