The Sabbath

The Bible says the Seventh day is the memorial of creation, but is it to be a special day?

Dear Friend,

Here is what God says about the Seventh day. First of all at - the creation of the seventh day God said, Genesis 2:2 (KJV) And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.- because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

When something is sanctified that thing is set aside as special and for holy use. Of all the days, God set aside the seventh as a memorial of his creative acts, and made it a holy day on which to worship and praise the Creator for making all things. So above all the other days, the seventh day is blessed and consecrated to God. Secondly, the seventh day is the only day that God calls his holy day. lsai 58:13 (KJV) If you turn away your foot from breaking the Sabbath, (from) doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable, and shall honour Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking (your own) words: So the seventh day is not just the Lord's day but his holy day.

Whenever the Bible speaks of the Lord's day it is usually referring to the seventh day, called also the Sabbath. In Revelation 1:10 John says that he was in the Spirit on the Lord's day when he received visions. That day was the seventh day or the Sabbath, for the only day that the Lord calls his day is the seventh. Thirdly, God says that this seventh day is to be set aside for worship. Exodus 20:8-11: Exod 20:8 (NASB) "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy 9. "Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God, (in it) you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. 11. "For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day,- therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. So the seventh day is to be a day of rest and worship for the people who love God and wish to obey him. This is the command of God to all mankind. Is it not good to obey God? God bless.