Keeping the Sabbath Day Rest

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Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy (Exodus 20:8)

The seventh day of the week is Saturday. In the Bible it’s called the Sabbath day, meaning rest. It recalls the day God completed His work of creation. 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 (Genesis 2:2). God didn’t rest because He was tired, but because He’d completed His work of creation; it was finished.

God commanded the nation of Israel to keep the Sabbath. Both people and animals were to cease from all their physical labors on Saturday as a reminder that everything, including time, is a precious gift from God (Exodus 20:8-11).

The command to keep the Sabbath is the only one of the Ten Commandments not repeated in the New Testament for Christians. Some groups still…

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