The Presence of God: Sabbath

By: John Reiter

Posted: May 28, 2021

Category: Daily Devotional

Exodus 16:22-26

On the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, two omers apiece. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses, he said to them, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy sabbath to the Lord; bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil, and all that is left over put aside to be kept until morning.’” So they put it aside until morning, as Moses commanded them; and it did not become foul, and there were no worms in it. Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is a sabbath, there will be none.”


Holy God, we thank You for the gift of sabbath. Help us to set time aside to rest and reflect on Your generosity and provision for our lives. Guide us to walk in Your ways and be centered on Your commandments and call in our day ahead. Empower us to be faithful in finding time to observe the sabbath and celebrate Your goodness. In Your name we pray, Amen.