Genesis 2: 2
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
We understand from scriptures that God created the heavens and the earth. After He had finished His work, on the seventh day, He rested and thereby hallowed one day as the day of rest for man. He instituted the ordinance of rest and gave man a day to rest. On this day, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou (Deuteronomy 5: 14).
Our Father created man, and He knows that for man to be effective in His task, he (man) must rest.
Resting is not a suggestion. It is an ordinance and a command. If we desire to be effective in the execution of our assignment or jobs, then we must honour and obey the ordinance of rest. If we are relevant and indispensable, then there will always be work to be done. There would always be problems to fix it. We are the light of the world, and until there are no more challenges in the world, we would have something to do. Nevertheless, despite how important we (or our services) are, we must learn to take out to rest and get refreshed.
Resting is not a suggestion. It is an ordinance and a command. If we desire to be effective in the execution of our assignment or jobs, then we must honour and obey the ordinance of rest.
There are numerous accounts of Jesus withdrawing into a solitary place, away from the people so He can get some rest. Though He was the answer to their problems and knew He had to do the work of Him who sent Him, He also acknowledged the need to rest. Once, at a time of peak demand, He withdrew from the people.
But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness …
Luke 5: 15 & 16
We must not let our jobs dictate when we are to rest. We must have a clear plan on when, how, and where to rest. We can achieve much more after resting than we would if we were to work tired. As the book of Ecclesiastes points out, working with a blunt blade would result in spending more energy and time but sharpening it (though a delay in the execution of the task) would eventually make the job easier and faster.
Have respect for the ordinance of rest.
Ecclesiastes 10: 10 If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort]. (AMP)