Remember the Sabbath
Exodus 20:8-11
True Sabbath is resting from our works and rejoicing in Christ's work.
Published August 23rd, 2018; Updated August 24th, 2018
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Main point summary
Hebrews 4:9-11
Hebrews 10:12
Matthew 12:1-7
Main point summary
Keep the Sabbath, because God has set apart this day for a blessing--to rest from your work and rejoice in his work.
Exodus 20:8-11
i “Remember the Sabbath day,
Keep the day of rest,
to keep it holy.
in order to keep it set apart to God.
j Six days you shall labor,
[That is,] Six days you shall work,
and do all your work,
and get everything "done."
but the k seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.
but the seventh day is a day of rest set apart to the LORD your God.
On it you shall not do any work,
On this day you shall not do any work,
you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the l sojourner who is within your gates.
that is, nobody that is among you should do any work.
For m in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them,
Because in six days the Lord made the universe and everything that exists within it,
and rested on the seventh day.
and then God rested after completing that work.
Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day
Therefore the LORD made the Sabbath a day of blessing
and made it holy.
and set it apart [from the other days].
Whether governor or goat, the Sabbath was meant to be a blessing to every creature.
God rested, not because he was tired, but because his work of creation was complete.
Not just a day free of work but a day for the Lord God.
Hebrews 4:9-11 ESV
Hebrews 4:9-11
9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God’s rest has also u rested from his works as God did from his. 11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so v that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.
Hebrews 10:12 ESV
Hebrews 10:12
12 But when Christ 1 had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he k sat down at the right hand of God,
Matthew 12:1-7 ESV
Matthew 12:1-7
Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath 12 1 At that time w Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and x they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, y “Look, your disciples are doing z what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, a “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate b the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read c in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, d something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known e what this means, f ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.
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