Promised Rest for God’s People
New Living Translation (NLT)
2. So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2 On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested[a] from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.
4 This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth.
Thought for the Day
The seventh day of creation is different in its presentation than the last 6 days. The biggest and notable difference is no more creation occurred. On this day, God stops, looks at the creation, calls it perfect and (blessed it) and declared it holy (Being his and part of his kingdom). The seventh day, has no morning and evening to mark the 24 hour clock, as this was the end of the creation phase, and the beginning of a new eternal communion with mankind. This day was never meant to end.
In Hebrews 4:3 We talk about the original rest in Jesus that we had, before man decided to leave God’s rest behind. The eternal rest of God is still available to us today, if only we will give ourselves to him, and enter that rest. When we give ourselves to Christ, we can rest knowing that our eternity will be spent with him. Through the mercy of Christ we are free from the bondage of sin. Jesus Christ is still here for us, but sin separates us from our true Sabbath rest with him and our father. Today we make it a point, to come to Jesus every day. At the resurrection our true Sabbath rest will be regained. Here are some other thoughts about Sabbath and what the 7th day of creation signify:
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We could not find a book written by a well known author addressing the Sabbath subject from the perspective of keeping Sunday as the Sabbath. I do not believe this verse was subjecting man kind to a day of worship, but rather saying that Sabbath started on the seventh day of creation, and was to continue in eternity with him. When man fell from God’s grace, we lost our Sabbath rest. There are new provisions that allow us a taste of rest until the final Resurrection, which we will discuss in detail as we make our way through scripture. This pod cast, is a pretty nice descriptions of the Sabbath and how it lost the rest. “JESUS CHRIST OUR SABBATH REST“
Have a wonderful day, and remember Jesus is the reason.