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Some years ago I read in a psychology journal of a wide-spread, rather expensive survey that determined that man needed to rest one day in every seven. The Tokyo City Zoo discovered the animals were showing signs of stress until they let them have a day of rest from human interaction. Amazing how humans discover what God knew all along. Early on, the Bible declares, “On the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested . . . Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work . . .” (Genesis 2:2-3). The Bible speaks often of a “Sabbath-rest” (Ex. 16:23; Lev. 23:24) and even promises an eternal Sabbath rest (Heb. 4:9). Everyone needs a Sunday, a Sabbath, even if, due to job and other responsibilities, it doesn’t come on Sunday. Albert Schweitzer, a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, said, “Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.”

Read more from Dr. Dan at www.discipleallnations.org/blog.

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Comment by Monika on June 27, 2014 at 9:10pm

Hi, would you remember the research paper where you read this in? I'd like to find it myself...

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