Exodus 31:17 Labor Day Rest, Sabbath Day Labor

Exodus 31:17

It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor and was refreshed.”

In 1894, the first Monday of September would be set aside as a federal holiday called “Labor Day,” It was a way to recognize the hard workers of America. As an official national holiday, most Americans get a day off from work. It’s even sweeter who don’t work weekends, cause the three days without work. Labor Day is more than a day off. Some Americans and Canadian cities will have Labor day parades, many family and friends will have Labor Day barbecues. Labor day is more than a day off, but America and other countries have labor day to tell its citizens. Thanks for helping that for the true backbone and supporting part of the country. Unlike the first Monday of September, which is the official labor day of the USA and Canada, the Lord set aside the seventh day of the week, a day off from labor. The seventh day of the week is called a holy day and the Sabbath, meaning the Lord’s rest. The Sabbath day is more than a day of rest from labor. It is also a day to remember that the Lord is a God of creation. The Lord created the earth and all the universes in six days, and on the seventh, God look at what He had done called it good, so the seventh day is His autograph on creation.

Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; for that reason, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy

The seventh-day Sabbath is debated by many, saying it is the Jewish Sabbath, is that true. The seventh day was made holy; in Genesis 2:2-3, Adam and Eve weren’t Jewish, nor were they Christian. To say the seventh-day sabbath rest is only for the Jews, how many people benefit from the creation and live on the very planet and in design God made? I mean, is heaven and earth only for the Jews. I mean, many people of many religions and different gender and ethics groups live in creation God made in six days and rested on the seventh. Many Christian believe Jesus is a sabbath, and if we believe in Him, a Christian is always at rest, but how is the Biblical Sabbath kept? The 4th commandment, cease or do not do any labor, so how many Christians are still doing some labor? If every day is your Sabbath, that is biblically wrong. The Sabbath is a day where everything is a delight to God, not pleasure for yourself, so there is no Biblical way to keep the Sabbath daily.

Isaiah 58:13 “If, because of the Sabbath, you restrain your foot From doing as you wish on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a pleasure, and the holy day of the Lord honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, From seeking your own pleasure And speaking your own word,

The Lord only made one day the Sabbath, yet many Christian say and believe every day is the Sabbath, but do they look like they are at any rest? The Sabbath is supposed to be a full day of resting in God and other Christian brothers and sisters to build faithful relationships. But look at society and religion Christianity, Judaism, and even Islam. Attending worship services is at an all-time low; church membership isn’t desired anymore. Liberal views of God’s word is very high, many pagan and traditional practice, have made it way into Christianity. If every day is the Sabbath day as many say, humanity has never looked more full of anxiety, depression, and not living by God’s word than probably since Genesis chapter 6, when the Lord flood the entire world cause it was just darn wicked. God bless you all. Jesus, the Lord of Sabbath, loves you, and so do I. Samuel H.

Hebrews 4:9 Consequently, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10 For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11 Therefore let’s make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience.

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