The third day of Elul is a Sabbath day for believers in Jesus. Yesterday was the sabbath, or Shabbat, for the Jewish people. Sabbaths are key days during this month. We seriously need to embrace and experience true Shabbat in our routine.
"A dictionary definition of overwork: “Overwork is the expression used to define the cause of working too hard, too much, or too long. It can be also related to the act of working beyond one's strength or capacity, causing physical and/or mental distress in the process.” There is a simple, exquisite antidote for overwork: Shabbat! As I move toward a New Year, I will resolve to rest more into the embrace of Shabbat and to share it with my community – friends, family, and synagogue." Rabbi Leila Gal Berner
On this Sabbath (Shabbat) this reading from Psalms 92 shows us how to give thanks and enter into rest from the tendency to overwork. Psalm 92:1-2 "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night."