All this week I’ve been sharing some basic rules that can help us facilitate the God-glorifying use of social media in our own lives and in the lives of our kids. Today’s rule is rooted in something we can learn by reading the Bible’s account of creation in Genesis. When you go back to the beginning, you find that God worked to create the earth, and then rested. The reality is that God created us for the same rhythm of work and rest as a path to human flourishing. We need to rest! That’s why it’s important for all of us to take a social media Sabbath. Take one day a week – maybe you should make it Sunday – and power down. Don’t post. Don’t comment. Don’t check your social media accounts. Don’t reply to messages from others. Sure, you should carry your phone with you in order to stay in touch and be available to family. But walk away from all that other smartphone stuff that so easily holds our time and attention captive. Experience the benefits of a social media Sabbath.