Check out Deuteronomy 5:15 (NLT) “Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt, but the Lord your God brought you out with His strong hand and powerful arm. That is why the Lord your God has commanded you to rest on the Sabbath day.” Here’s a powerful idea: in commanding a Sabbath, God is categorically forbidding slavery. A slave cannot choose to rest. And here’s what God knew…even after He sets us free, we tend to fall back into slavery. We can fall back into a performance mindset. We can become enslaved to things that demand our attention and our effort. So, God lays down a test. He says, I command you to rest. And when you obey this command, you declare your freedom from whatever is trying to master you. Once a week you get to declare: God has set me free. I have no master but Him. And if someone has a problem with you taking some time, you just tell them, “Take it up with God!”