“Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to Me. On that day no one is to work – neither you, your children, your slaves, your animals, nor the sojourner who is within your gates. In six days I made the earth, the sky, the seas, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested. That is why I blessed the Sabbath and made it holy.” The Fourth Commandment, GOD, Exodus 20:8-11 [Paraphrased] GNT
The New Salvation Covenant in Jesus Christ did not wipe out the Heaven ordained rules of order and right. Jesus never refuted the Ten Commandments. In fact, just the opposite; “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15
Celebrating the Sabbath is not only an act of obedience, it is an act of worship and of faith. It is trusting that God will empower us to accomplish all that he has called us to do in six days a week.
Listen to Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892) on the Sabbath (Adapted):
“I am no preacher of the old legal Sabbath. We have Immanuel. I am, therefore, a preacher of the Good News. The Sabbath of the Jew is to him a duty. The Lord’s Day of the Christian, the first day of the week, is to him a joy, a day of rest, of peace, and of thanksgiving. If you intentionally and earnestly drive away all distractions, so that you can really rest today, it will be good for your bodies, good for your souls, good mentally, good spiritually, good temporally, and good eternally.”
Let us restore the Sabbath in its fullness, both of the Fourth Commandment and of the Lord of the Sabbath. Assume a Sabbath posture today. One of worship. One that glorifies God.