Exodus 23

"Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed” (v12).  The laws for living in the Promised Land were intended to bring peace to the community as they honored God.  While some of the rules were common-sense, others, like not working on the Sabbath and giving employees (and foreigners) the day off, were more radical.  

“Behold, I send an angel before you … to bring you to the place that I have prepared” (v20).  When we believe that God is with us and for us, we have the courage to obey.