|There Is a Time to Work
There Is a Time to Take a Break
If anyone is not willing to
work, then he is not to eat, either. For we hear that some among
you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting
like busybodies. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord
Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread (2 Th 3:10-12).
Whatever you do, do your work
heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men (Col 3:23).
There Is a Time to Play
Six days you shall labor and
do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God;
in it you shall not do any work (Ex 20:9-10a)
The apostles gathered together
with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught.
And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest
a while.” (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not
even have time to eat.) They went away in the boat to a secluded
place by themselves (Mk 6:30-32).
There Is a Time to Rest
Do you not know that those who
run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Everyone
who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things (1 Cor 9:24a,
Whatever your hand finds to
do, do it with all your might (Eccl 9:10).
One hand full of rest is better
than two fists full of labor and striving after wind (Eccl 4:6).
The sleep of the working man
is pleasant, whether he eats little or much (Eccl 5:12a).
In peace I will both lie down
and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety (Ps 4:8).
And behold, there arose a great
storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but
Jesus Himself was asleep (Mt 8:24).