Why keep the Sabbath day?
WHY should Christians keep the Sabbath day? Should the period to rest and worship God occur on a Saturday or a Sunday? This brief article will look at several reasons why those who seek of please our Creator need to examine observing the fourth commandment during the period of time God intended.
God made it
The seventh day was set aside for all mankind at Creation. After making the entire universe, God created the Sabbath by his own example of resting! He personally blessed it by giving it his undivided attention. This period is so important that it is the ONLY day in the Bible given a name (and not merely referred to by a number).
It is the law
The Fourth Commandment, embedded at the heart of the Decalogue, specifies an exact period of time God commands humans to rest. The Ten Commandments were so important to God that he used his own finger to write them on tables of stone for the children of Israel!
Jesus kept it
Our Savior led a sinless life so that he could become the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He obeyed his Father in all things and kept all of his commandments. Jesus' custom throughout his life and ministry was to keep holy the Biblical period of rest (Luke 4:16). In fact, he not only kept it but also claimed he created it (Mark 2:28)!