An ER doctor teachings on the Sabbath? An adrenalin junkie? It is not who you would expect to hear this from. "24/6" by Matthew Sleeth, MD, is at once delightful, inspiring, and convicting. I grew up with the Sunday blue laws where almost everything closed on the Sabbath by law. He reminds us that courts are still closed on Sunday, the Stock Exchange stops its trading, and even atheist professors demand their sabbatical. However, in our 24/7 and technologically advanced age, it is increasingly difficult to grasp a 24/6 philosophy set forth by God in Genesis. He says "the church stands with one foot on the dock and one in the untethered boat of culture." In other words, keeping the Sabbath is fast becoming a lost concept.
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."