The Fourth Commandment – For Young Children

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” MEANS:

we should set aside some special quiet time to rest and think about God during our week. Many families do this by going to church, or setting aside time to pray. Other families might take time off from work to be together, and share their love for one another. In Christian Science, we learn that any day can be a “sabbath day,” when we turn to God in prayer, and find peace in His love for us. We also learn that we have to WORK before we can earn our sabbath rest. Our Christian Science work is to keep saying “no” to the lies of evil and error, until we see them
as unreal and untrue, and saying “yes” to the truths about God.

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” HELPS US:

find true happiness, by asking us to take time out in our daily routines to be still, to pray, and to listen to our Father-Mother, God. From God, we learn who we really are, and what we should be doing. We find peace, harmony, completeness, and rest. We can return to our busy lives,
refreshed and uplifted, and share our sense of peace with others.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume One: The Ten Commandments” Copyright 2001)

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