Rest in Remembrance
Fourth in a Series on the Ten Commandments
by S. M. Hutchens
The fourth commandment, to keep the Sabbath day, of all the commandments seems the most peculiar, most arbitrary, and most difficult to appreciate. It is based not so much in our practical need for rest, a need which is built into our bodies and enforced by those bodies if we attempt to override it, as the mere imitation of a God who, for reasons we have enormous difficulty understanding, did something called “resting” on the seventh day of creation.