When Does Your Day Begin?

Good thought below from Pete Wilson:

I heard something I wasn’t aware of last week.   Apparently, in the Hebrew world, the structure of a day was quite different than the way we look at it today.

We generally think about a day beginning with the sun rising, right?   Well, in the Hebrew world, they actually thought of the day as starting the night before.   A great reference for this would be…

And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. (Genesis 1:19)

From the earliest point of view, the day didn’t begin with morning; it began with evening.

I was encouraged to view this as a reminder of sorts.   While you sleep, God is running the world.   The day doesn’t start when YOU get up and get going.   The day isn’t dependent on your thoughts, actions, and participation.

God doesn’t sleep, and God gets along just fine without us.   You can rest at night, letting go of your stress, your problems, your issues and your pressures, because you have a God who has your back even while you sleep.

There is a God, and he’s not you.   You can sleep.   You can let go.

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;   when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (Proverbs 3:24)

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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One comment

  1. Great point. At first, I thought you were going to take this another direction. I thought you were going to point out how giving some thought to how you want tomorrow to go before you go to bed might make our involvement in the day much, much better.

    But your point is much better.