God commanded us to remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. However, do you know why? These 5 benefits of keeping the Sabbath will explain to you the answer!
“Then He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath”” (Mark 27-28).
Among the Ten Commandments, there is one commandment that is most ignored by people. It is also the only commandment that does not start with “You shall not” thus making it in the positive voice.
This commandment is what most people consider as a burden and will do EVERYTHING to do away with it but illogically still will keep the other nine. If you have read the title, you guessed it! It’s the fourth commandment:
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy” (Exodus 20:8).
So many people assume that the seventh day of the week is Sunday. As a matter of fact, if you ask someone what day is the seventh day, they will most likely answer Sunday. But are you really sure? This might be a shock to you but SATURDAY is the seventh day of the week and not and will never be Sunday! Check your calendar again to be sure!
Though the majority of this world’s professing Christians does not keep the Sabbath, the power of the Fourth Commandment cannot be denied. It is created by the Supreme God who knows our frame and has given us this commandment for our own benefit.
So here is a list of the top 5 awesome benefits of keeping the Sabbath Day or the Fourth Commandment.
5. The Sabbath is the day of rest.
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work…” (Exodus 20:9-10).
The term Sabbath itself literally means, “Rest”. Thus, when God finished the creation, He rested from His work on the seventh day, setting us an example.
God does not need to rest but we, His created being, need physical rest and set a day aside within the week to refrain from work.
God knows that our body is not meant to work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Even 8 hours of sleep per day will not be enough to refresh our bodies and reset our biological clock.
Experts in the medical field know this that we need rest and this is mandatorily done during the Sabbath. Therefore, we can rest during the Sabbath without that guilty feeling of being lazy.
4. The Sabbath is a time to fellowship with like-minded Christians.
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).
I heard someone said, “Christians who keep the Sabbath spends 1/7th of their life on idleness”. This is a remark made out of COMPLETE ignorance of what the Sabbath really means.
But was that man right? The fact of the matter is that the Sabbath is not all about rest. You can find in the Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers specific commands that we should have a holy convocation – a meeting – on the Sabbath day. It actually mentioned that aside from the weekly Sabbath, there are other annual Sabbaths – which are reserved for another topic. For the purpose of this discussion, let’s read Leviticus 23:3.
“There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly…”
Having fellowship with like-minded people can encourage us. Life as Christian is very tough and it is tougher if you do it alone. Thus, God encourages us to assemble together every Sabbath so that we can admonish and edify one another.
3. The Sabbath is a time for family bonding.
“… On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates” (Exodus 20:10).
Everyone is commanded to observe the Sabbath. NO EXEMPTION. Even the animals are given a Sabbath, a rest. Everyone is commanded to refrain from work and business routine. Because of this, everyone is endowed with an unhurried time to spend on family bonding. It is the perfect time to ask your children how they are doing in school or in their personal lives.
Conversely, the children can also reconnect with their family and share their experience throughout the week. Is the gap between you and your children ever increasing? Keep the Sabbath.
2. The Sabbath brings blessing.
“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day… If you call the Sabbath a delight… and not doing as you please… then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob. The mouth of the Lord has spoken” (Isaiah 58:13-14).
Instead of calling it a burden, the Sabbath is truly a delight. When you follow God’s commandment and its intent, you will be blessed because following the commandments comes with a GREAT blessing.
When you keep the Sabbath, you are invoking the divine intervention of God in your life. You can always come to Him and claim the promises that He gave us as long as it is according to His will.
If only all people observe the Sabbath, this world would have better families, better citizens, better government, better economic system, and better world order! Why? Because we have decided to revolve our lives around God by keeping His commandments.
1. The Sabbath is the time to know God.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).
The Sabbath is a special time for God. It is your date and appointment to your supreme and loving Father.
During the Sabbath, it is when the pastors, ministers, and servants of God meet together and deliver messages about God and His way of life.
Aside from daily prayer and fasting, the Sabbath is the perfect day to set more time in hearing messages and learning more about God. It is set aside for religious instructions and admonitions.
The Sabbath leads you back to the creation week and reminds you that God is our creator and He wants to develop a strong and intimate relationship with us.
Keep the Sabbath and reap its benefits
There you have it, my dear readers – the top 5 awesome benefits of keeping the Sabbath day. Enjoy all these benefits by really observing the Sabbath just the way God has intended it to be. Though this world is keeping different days, time will come that everyone will observe the Sabbath day and by that time, we will all experience its full benefits… May God speed that day!
18 thoughts on “Top 5 Awesome Benefits of Keeping the Sabbath Day”
Thank you for this very well written article. As a suggestion, it should have been better if the illustrated calendar follow the STANDARD format, where Sunday is the FIRST day of the week, and the Sabbath is the SEVENTH DAY of the week. Then this will nicely harmonize with the main illustration showing two monumental figures: Seventh day representing God’s Sabbath, and first day representing pagan Sun worship.
Hello Sir Ed,
Thanks for the comment and your suggestion. I believe that is a good idea and I made the necessary revision to make the article better.:) I am hoping to write more blogs about the truths in the Bible in the near future.
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Hi Bro. I just downloaded your book.
Thanks, but later came to know about your Sabbath view.
I am totally confused and frustrated by your views. As a believer in Jesus Christ, I can’t agree with you. It’s totally a false teaching.
Sorry to say this.
May the Lord Almighty reveal the real truth.
Please do the work of an evangelist. God Bless.
Love and Regards
Hi P V Ariel,
Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. 🙂
I totally understand. I know it is sometimes difficult to accept the truth of God. However, I do hope that we take heed what the Bible said, “Prove all things.” I hope we are like the Bereans who had an open mind when it comes to knowing the truth.
I can prove to you the Sabbath from the scripture if you are willing to listen and give me a chance to explain it. If not, then I can’t force you. Just let me know.
Hi Joshua. I have been looking into this subject. I currently work a job that requires working 2 weekends. What is your position on this? Thanks.
Thanks for dropping by.
My position is clear. I’d rather find a job that allows me to keep the Sabbath.
Throughout my life, it has been my principle to never work on the Sabbath and attend school on the Sabbath.
My decision has been life-changing. God worked in my life. He guided and directed me. If I only follow what I know what is right, then I wouldn’t be where I am right now.
God has blessed me with a job that I love – a job that allows me to keep the Sabbath, be with my family 24/7, and buy our needs as well as the desires of our hearts.
It comes down to faith. Keeping the Sabbath is telling God that You take my life and direct me. If a job does not allow me to keep the Sabbath, then it is a job that is not right for me. I know You will provide something way better.
I hope I was able to answer your question, Mark. In the future, I’m going to write about my experience in keeping the Sabbath and how God miraculously delivered me.
Thank you for your insight. Anything else you can share about the Sabbath would be appreciated.
when I put in my email and name for the Shocking Truth about the Sabbath Day, the following comes up. “No URL found for this tracker ID” and doesn’t give me the PDF download
I’m sorry to hear about the issue you’re having. Can you send me an email instead? Joshuainfantado@gmail.com. I’ll then send you the book.