The entire Bible testifies to the inexhaustible goodness of God. God gave the Israelites revelation concerning the Sabbath that testifies to another glorious dimension of His goodness that I had not given much thought to until recently.
Speaking directly to Moses, God declared the following concerning the Sabbath:
Exodus 23:12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
In giving the Sabbath to His people, God displayed that He cared not just for the well-being of humans but also for the well-being of their animals! God is so good that He wanted even the Israelites’ oxen and donkeys to have one day out of seven that they could rest physically from the exhausting labors that they endured on the other six days of each week!
Let us praise our God for this glorious dimension of His infinite goodness!