I WONDERED if folks in Bible times thanked God at the end of their work week.
Friday was the end of their week, too.
At sundown on Friday, Sabbath began—24 hours of no work.
Just rest and worship.
Ladies didn’t even have to cook. Meals were prepared ahead of time, since it was against Jewish law to “even light a fire in any of your homes on the Sabbath” (Exodus 35:3 NLT).
As it turns out, there’s song in the Bible that celebrates the Jewish weekend.
Someone wrote the lyrics for Jews to sing on their day off.
It’s not really a song that tracks with “Thank God it’s Friday.”
It’s more a song that works nicely with “Thank God on Friday.”
Here are a few lines—just a sampling of what the musician says we should sing to God on our day off.
- It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, Lord Most High!
- It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are.
- I enjoy praising your name to the music of harps, because everything you do makes me happy, and I sing joyful songs.
- You do great things, Lord.
Psalm 92:1-5, CEV
And Friday is one of them.