The Sabbath Rest takes us away from our self-admiration and into the presence of Jesus. We view our world from his perspective. The Sabbath is commanded because it gives us a framework from which to learn and grow. It keeps us looking outward and onward to our relationship with the Lord. Sabbath reminds us there is but one reference point, and one place to find security.
We come to Sabbath Rest to be filled and become again the dwelling place of God. This rest causes us to become strong vessels for being filled with the goodness of God. If we desire Jesus to make his dwelling place in us, then we will need to make a protected holy time and place within our lives to receive him and his gifts.
“The Sabbath was made on account and for the sake of man, not man for the Sabbath; so the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Jesus