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God gave us Sabbath to have close fellowship with Him. He blessed the Sabbath, He rested during it, and He made it holy.

God made the Sabbath for humanity. It is good to do good on the Sabbath day. Jesus Christ, as well as all of God’s faithful friends, kept the Sabbath holy.

I, too, will faithfully keep the Sabbath as a day set apart to glorify the Creator God, enjoying the abundant blessings He promised those who honor His day.

God created the earth during the first six days and celebrated it on Sabbath

Exodus 20:8-11

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. You shall labor six days, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.

The Sabbath was made to meet the need of people, not vice versa

Mark 2:27

He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

God blessed the Sabbath, declared it holy, and rested from all His work of creation

Genesis 2:3

God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done.

On Sabbath, I do not pursue my own interest, but I enjoy the rewards it brings

Isaiah 58:13-14

“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, and the holy of the LORD honorable; and honor it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words, then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth, and I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father;” for the LORD’s mouth has spoken it.

Sabbath is a sign between God and me

Ezekiel 20:12

Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

Jesus kept the Sabbath; He is my example

Luke 4:16

He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

Paul preached on the Sabbath

Acts 18:4

He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

Keeping the Sabbath brings rest and balance to my life

Luke 23:56

They returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

I can do good on Sabbath

Matthew 12:11-12

He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, won’t he grab on to it and lift it out? Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day.”

We will celebrate Sabbath in heaven

Isaiah 66:22-23

“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me,” says the LORD, “so your offspring and your name shall remain. It shall happen that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh will come to worship before me,” says the LORD.

Sabbath is a sign between God and me

Exodus 31:17

It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

Mark 2:28

Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.

Paul kept Sabbath

Acts 17:2-3

Paul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.”

Moses kept Sabbath

Exodus 16:23

He said to them, “This is that which the LORD has spoken, ‘Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake that which you want to bake, and boil that which you want to boil; and all that remains over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning.’”

Jeremiah described God’s blessings to faithful Sabbath keepers

Jeremiah 17:24-25

“It will happen, if you diligently listen to me,” says the LORD, “to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but to make the Sabbath day holy, to do no work therein; then there will enter in by the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on David’s throne, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city will remain forever.”

I keep the Sabbath because it is a holy day for me

Exodus 31:14

You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.