Honoring The Sabbath

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“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!