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The Sabbaths

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Ever notice how scripture and rocks are amazingly similar? Both are difficult to comprehend and the composition often confounds perception. Yet, although each is a masterpiece there is an irresistible urge to prospect deeper in hopes of witnessing understanding.

When probing the mysterious depths of the Word or a simple rock each ultimately becomes fragmented to liberate the constituent elements that defy the eye. And yet, amazingly, although significant alteration, measurement and assessment occur the Truth remains intact.

On a similar stratum here’s a streak deserving scrutiny that might help identify a primary mental deposit regarding the episode that began at the conclusion of the beginning.

Scripture indicates that there are two Sabbaths that bible believers who study the Word or rocks might want to examine closely, which are a personal 7th day rest and a years rest for the land every 7th year.

Day of Rest

Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,

It seems to me that each person must find and follow his/her own path through life, so, regardless what specific day of rest, such as sundown Friday to sundown Saturday or Sunday there are for me a few questions that seem appropriate to pick, crush, screen, melt and purify before prospecting or mining on the Sabbath.

1. What is the definition of work and rest?

2. What kind of effort (energy expenditure) is ok on the Sabbath?

3. Is the definition of rest doing absolutely nothing physical? Then what about thinking, reading, singing, praising or helping others?

3. Is prospecting work or fun while investigating YHVH’s creation?

4. Is seeking The Creators Face work or mandatory on the Sabbath?

5. Was it work for the apostles to walk and climb their arduous paths on the Sabbath while spreading the Good Word?

6. What is the difference between digging in YHVH’s Word or dirt?

For me prospecting on the Sabbath would be work if:
1) my motives are questionable, 2) I am told to, 3) am receiving a wage, or 4) I am tired.

Year of Rest for the Land

Ex 23:10 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof:

Ex 23:11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still;

No matter how these verses are interpreted it appears crystal clear to me that the purpose of a land Sabbath is give the land a chance to recover from all the work it did in the preceding six years.

The land Sabbath commandment does not specifically state that mining minerals is included in the year of rest, but neither does scripture exempt this activity. Therefore, although most biblical scholars only consider agriculture activity as what scripture is referencing I fail to see the distinction, because both forms of working the land yield harvests.

Obviously, the corporate mining community will not likely seriously consider ceasing mining at specific locations every 7th year for an entire year; but what should Bible believing miners do during this period of time?