Why I Honor The Sabbath


“By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” -Genesis 2:2-3

Growing up in the south, church was always on Sunday and that was never questioned. I went to church and I listened to the sermons but never really felt truly connected to what was being said. I was just there-doing what was expected of me. Not until I was grown and married, did I begin to truly question the foundations of my beliefs and began to search out the truths for myself. It was then I realized-I had been going about it all wrong. So, my husband and I began to the keep the Sabbath(Shabbat) on the seventh day(Saturday, not Sunday) according to scripture (Leviticus 23:3). Then overtime we began to dig deeper, finding more truths according to God’s Word, not man’s. God gave the Sabbath as a sign of His covenant with His people forever. And God commanded His people to celebrate the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant (Exodus 31: 12-17).

Resting on the Sabbath is not only a sign, but a gift from the Lord, especially in today’s world. People come and go, never stopping to rest and reflect on all they have been given and to celebrate God’s favor on their lives. Even if you think its not possible, it can be done. Take the Sabbath seriously-rest from your work,  worship Him on the Sabbath, even if it’s from your own home, and you will see God’s blessings in your life!

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5 thoughts on “Why I Honor The Sabbath

  1. Thank you for such a timely message. I too keep the Sabbath, the 7th day, because that is clearly what is written. I believe that God said what He meant and meant what He said. Too often we feel pressure to honor the rules and traditions taught by men, but God’s Word is exalted above all.

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  2. I love sabbath! what ever day people pick during the week as long as they take a rest day and say thank you God is honoring it. We are buys Sundays! Church 8-12 then yg 6-8. So our sabbath is Saturdays.


  3. I’ve been trying to be more intentional about keeping the Sabbath. I think it can be easy to get caught up in rules about what you are going to and are not going to do on whichever day you decide to “Sabbath”. That’s what the Pharisees did, and Jesus condemned them for it. Really, the whole point is to have a day that’s different, a day in which you intentionally delight in God and in the gifts that He has given you to enjoy. It’s a day where you rest because God wants you to rest, a day where you recognize that there’s only so much you can do. Things are ultimately in God’s hands. It’s really a day focused on trusting God. Peter Scazzero has a great chapter on Sabbath keeping in his book The Emotionally Healthy Leader that I highly recommend and have found helpful personally on the topic.


    1. Yes, I believe all Believers in Yeshua should be more intentional to “remember THE Sabbath day, and keep it holy”(Exodus 20: 8-11) according to God’s ways, not man’s. The Lord surely rejoices when His children obey His commandments and find joy in His word.

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  4. I have done the study of Saturday or Sunday, but my husband does not agree, so, my heart is to give the Lord ONE day a 1/7th tithe of my week. The reasons are the same. I have friends that do likewise. I’m blessed when I meet another that chooses to walk the path the Lord lays before them. Shabbot Shalom to you!

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