by Pastor Ken
“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.”
God established the Sabbath in order to have one special day a week with you—a day to celebrate and enjoy three specific blessings He embedded into the establishment of the Sabbath.
God made the earth and everything in it. He created it for you and me to enjoy.
God rested on the Sabbath; taking joy in all He had created. It was not only a physical rest, but a spiritual rest, as well, and one God wants us to share with Him. Martin Luther explained it well when he said, “The spiritual rest, which God particularly intends in this commandment is this: that we not only cease from our labor and trade, but much more, that we let God alone work in us and that we do nothing of our own with our powers.”
God established the Sabbath as a day of fellowship between you and Him. Henry Ward Beecher wrote, “The world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week.”
Prayer: God, help me keep the Sabbath so that I can experience these blessings from You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.