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Week beginning: 12th May, 2024 | By Andrew Myers | St Albans

Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labour 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, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 (NIVUK)

What is striking about this part of the Mosaic law is that it did not just require a day off a week (although that is a very important aspect of it). It required the person observing the law to ensure that everyone else got a day off as well. All sta

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