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The Fourth Commandment: Symbol of Life and Freedom

By Joe Boot/ February 2, 2014

Series  Ten Commandments

Context  Westminster Chapel Toronto

Topic  Law & Gospel

Scripture  Exodus 20:8-11; Matthew 12:1-14

God restricts our work time to bless us and to free us. Endless work is slavery and leads to death, because God’s covenant law is built into the very fabric of creation. As a consequence of abandoning Sabbath rest, people become restless, stressed, overworked, unhealthy, and poor.