The Fourth Commandment
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy."
In our competitive, achievement-oriented society, children, as well as adults, dash at breakneck speed from one task to the next. Before we know what has happened, we’re burned out. We snap at each other, become physically exhausted, and feel alienated from God. If this describes you, you’ve probably been ignoring God’s fourth commandment: Set aside a special day for God.
Our busy world bombards us with responsibilities. Our spheres of work and school accost us with draining duties and, sometimes, ungodly values and profane speech. Our darling children can have exhausting schedules full of sports, lessons, parties, church activities and homework. How we need a special day to re-energize our bodies and rekindle our spirits. God, in His kindness, commands us to jump off our dizzying merry-go-rounds into His arms. He recognizes our needs even when we refuse to. He’s waiting to renew our strength. Remember the Sabbath (our Sunday), and teach our children to do the same.
In this week’s lesson—which will be emailed Friday and posted on the church website—we will talk about God giving us a day to refuel and remember Him.
Meanwhile, here are two fun songs for your children to learn:
The Perfect Ten by Kathie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNRzwn3UZ8Q
The Ten Commandments Boogie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2hB5Gqo8Vo