June 11, 2022

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What is the Sabbath Day in the Bible?

We live in a culture that conditions us to value our lives by how much we can produce. The hustle and bustle of life continue to gain speed, moving faster and faster each day, producing a claustrophobic atmosphere that seems inescapable. It's easy to forget to rest and take the time needed to slow down, moving into a rhythm that includes stopping and ceasing from working, producing, and rushing. This is the Sabbath. The Sabbath is introduced to us in Genesis 2 when God Himself rested as King over creation. When God gave the ten commandments to Israel, God gave them the Sabbath to remember that they have been freed from a life of slavery. In His redemption act, they find rest. Because of this, one day a week they were to cease their labors, their stress, and their production and be still.

When speaking to His disciples, Jesus explains that He is Lord over the Sabbath and that God made the Sabbath day as a blessing for mankind to experience His rest. So, what is the Sabbath day? Join us as we dive into the Sabbath, what the Sabbath is as well as what the Sabbath is not. We will also be looking at the Sabbath day in the New Testament and how Christians should embrace the blessing of the Sabbath in their own lives with the understanding that eternal rest is only found in Yeshua.