We don’t hear many sermons today on the value of both of these, and we should. Look at this as Lieberman’s sermon on them, and see how he believes that God looks at them as partners, not strangers.
The excerpt ends with Lieberman stating how these two gifts from God reinforce each other:
“The Sabbath and the six days of labor together give us the greatest gifts of all: the gifts of meaning, purpose, and destiny. Rest without work would be meaningless. Work without rest would be purposeless. But together, work and rest offer us the hope of a better life today and the destiny of ultimate redemption tomorrow.”
Every Christian should first read this article and then buy Lieberman’s book. After doing both, reflect on your views and see if they are in line with what God says about work and the Sabbath. What is your view of work? A necessary evil? A drag? Or a mission?