Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Genesis 2:1-3 NKJV



A devotion for March 7th through the 13th


Sabbath.  Most people do not worship on or keep the Sabbath.  Many people, professed Christians, will even say they keep the “Christian” Sabbath, not the Jewish Sabbath.  Many believe, because they were raised going to church on Sunday, that Sunday has always been the day you worship.  Then there are those who know Sabbath is actually on Saturday but choose to worship on Sunday.  Let’s look at what the Bible says.

The first three verses in Genesis show that the Sabbath was made on the Seventh day at creation, long before there were Jewish or Christian religions.  There were no religions when the Sabbath was created.  These verses clearly say that God rested on the seventh day and hallowed it, or sanctified it.  So, it is not just for the Jewish people.  Clearly it is for all.

Next, in Exodus 20:11 it says to remember the Sabbath because the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it Holy!  This is the only Commandment that says “remember” and it is the first one people forget.  It has even been removed by the Catholic religion and their documentation says the religion knows Saturday is the Sabbath and they changed it many centuries ago because they have more power than God.  This is blasphemy.  No one is above or has more power than God. 

Lastly, the part about the Christian Sabbath.  If you are a Christian it is because you believe in and follow Christ.  Christ followed the Bible and followed His Father’s word.  Christ was also Jewish and followed the Sabbath.  Even after His death on the cross for our sins, Christ rested on the Sabbath and did not rise until Sunday.  This does not mean He changed it or that we should worship on Sunday.  It means even in His death, he followed the Sabbath and rested, just as God did, He did, at creation.

Follow God’s word, follow Jesus.  Let’s all remember the 4th Commandment and keep it Holy just as God, Jesus, wants us to.  Praise God for a day of rest!


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