Thursday, September 24, 2009

"And on the seventh day

We need lotsof stuff, but 'pas trop' much. we love abusing french, don't we.

"And on the seventh day God ended his work which He had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made" (Genesis 2:2-3). How significant!
The very God of the universe chose to cease from His labor-not because He was tired (Isaiah 40:28), but because He wanted to set an example for all mankind. He specifically blessed and made holy the seventh day as a Sabbath, a day of ceasing, well over two millennia before the time of Moses and the Old Covenant. Exodus 20:11 corroborates this fact:
"For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: Therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."Jesus Himself, during His earthly ministry, declared that the Sabbath was made for man (that is, mankind), not just for the Hebrews (Mark 2:27). The Sabbath was not a mere Mosaic statute given only to Israel under the Old Covenant. It was set apart at the beginning, as a memorial of God's creative power; it was ordained by God's own example as a blessing for all mankind. This reason alone should be sufficient for those who seek to do God's will.
An interesting footnote to the early origin of the Sabbath and its universal application is that in over one hundred languages, ancient and modern, the name for the seventh day of the week is a variation of the word Sabbath.
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