A Day To Remember Each Week

Law of GodOur heavenly Father set up the 7th day of the week as a memorial of His beautiful world that He created for us to enjoy.  He worked 6 days in creating this world and He rested on the 7th day and commands us to.  It is a day for us to enjoy the rest from our labors and to spend the day thinking of His goodness and to be out in nature or reading His word and praying or visiting with those that are lonely or shut-in or giving a Bible study to someone or pack a picnic lunch and going out in nature with family and friends.  It is a day to talk about Him and His goodness to us.

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”  Genesis 2:1-3

The 7th day is the only day of the week that our heavenly Father blessed and sanctified (made holy).  The 1st day of the week is mentioned 8 times in the New Testament but our heavenly Father never blessed that day or sanctified it.  There is not a text telling us that Jesus changed the 7th day Sabbath to the 1st day of the week.   Jesus did not do away with the 7th day Bible Sabbath instead He magnified the law, and made it honorable.  “The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”  Isaiah 42:21

Jesus kept the 7th day Sabbath.  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.”  Luke 4:16   It was His custom to keep the Sabbath.  That means it was something that He always did.

When the Catholic Church came into being in 538AD most of the people of the pagan Roman Empire worshiped the sun god, Baal.  The newly formed Catholic Church wanted them to come into the Catholic Church so they changed the Sabbath of the Lord to Sunday to get them into their church and they, also, brought in their idols and gave them Christian names, Mary, St Paul, St Peter and so on.  That is why you see idols in the Catholic Church today.  Our heavenly Father never changed the 7th day Sabbath; it was the Catholic Church.  The first day of the week is called Sunday.  The name came from sun worship.

“The Catholic Press of Sydney, Australia, is emphatic that Sunday observance is solely of Catholic origin: “Sunday is a Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles…From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.” August 25, 1900

God’s commandments will stand for ever and ever.  “The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.”  Psalms 111:7,8

Ten Commandments

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.  Exodus 20:3-17

Stay close to Jesus, dear friend.  He is our best friend.

Sara Lee

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