Work is not always required of man. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. (George MacDonald, Scottish author and minister)
In today’s busy society our world seems to revolve around nothing but work. Little time is taken for relaxation and rest, “the cultivation of which,” MacDonald says, “is now fearfully neglected.” He calls such rest “sacred idleness.” God mandated a Sabbath for man to give him rest, an essential ingredient for healthy living and productive work.
For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of sabbath rest to the Lord (Exodus 35:2).