In this post, let me show you why you should keep the Sabbath and how to get encouraged to keep the Sabbath.
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In this book, we have read the different reasons we must keep the Sabbath.
We have read how most Christians try to justify their decision of keeping Sunday as their Sabbath rather than the time from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset.
We have also learned how those justifications, arguments, and rationalization can’t be supported by the Bible.
It’s a Biblical fact, the Sabbath command is still binding.
It’s a Biblical fact, the Sabbath is the seventh day.
You can read Genesis to revelation and you’ll never find a single verse that says we can now keep Sunday as our Sabbath or any other day.
Now, knowing the Sabbath is completely different from keeping the Sabbath.
Knowing is not enough.
You have to act on what you have learned.
You see, the servants of God in the Old Testament kept the Sabbath.
Yahshua (Jesus) kept the Sabbath.
The Apostles kept the Sabbath.
The first-century churches of God kept the Sabbath.
The question now is, will you also keep it today?
Not many people realize, but the Sabbath is actually a test commandment.
Every week, our faith is being tested.
Notice Exodus 16:4-5:
4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not. 5 And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”
This chapter in the Bible is talking about the Sabbath.
God used the Sabbath as a test to see whether His people would walk in His law or not.
In the same manner, God also wants to see how we will respond to His calling through the Sabbath.
Keeping the Sabbath is life-changing.
You can’t keep it without sacrificing other things in your life. Keeping the Sabbath may mean you will lose some friends, families, and acquaintances. Sometimes, it would mean you would lose your job. In some cases, the Sabbath may cost you your life.
However, let me tell you, this one thing is true: keeping the Sabbath shows your priority in life. Because you want to put God first, you always see to it that you dedicate at least one day of the week for Him.
Not only that but the Sabbath makes us holy. Holy means set apart. Remember, the Sabbath is holy. It is sanctified and set apart from the rest of the week. In like manner, you are also becoming holy when you keep the Sabbath.
When you keep the Sabbath, it will inevitably separate you from this world’s false religion. You will be removed from the world system of religion that predominantly worships on Sundays.
Notice one reason why Yahweh wants us to keep the Sabbath:
“Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a SIGN between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who SANCTIFIES you” (Exodus 31:13).
No one can sanctify us but God. No one can make things holy except the Almighty and God can sanctify us when we keep His sign.
And what is that sign?
It’s the Sabbath.
When we keep the Sabbath, we are expressing our strong desire to be sanctified by God, to be part of His holy people, and eventually be born into His Kingdom!
Bear in mind that God owns the Sabbath. He made holy the seventh day. It is a day not to do our own things, but to do the things of God.
We don’t have a right to decide what we can and we can’t do on the Sabbath.
It is always Yahweh who makes the decision.
Probably, one of the reasons people refuse to keep the Sabbath is because they will lose control of their lives. They will no longer become a god of themselves by deciding on how they will spend their time.
However, it’s time to live a God-centered life.
It’s time to let go of the wheel and let God take the driver’s seat.
When you surrender your life to God, it includes letting Him decide how you spend your days.
Through the Sabbath, we are showing our complete surrender to His will and purpose.
Thankfully, though it might be difficult, God promised us that He will not leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8). He promised that He will work all things out for good (Romans 8:28).
Yahshua told us in Matthew 19:29-30:
29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Yes, you may lose your house, job, family, and friends when keeping the Sabbath, but we will receive a hundredfold of what we have lost when we follow God.
Not only that, but we will also receive eternal life! That’s the ultimate reward we will receive when we endure until the end.
Notice in verse 30, we may be last in this world, but we will be first in God’s kingdom.
I know, keeping the Sabbath may be difficult, but in my experience and as what most Sabbath-keepers would tell you, God has been faithful.
When God asks you to let go of something, He will let you pick something up WAY BETTER than what you have lost.
It takes a living faith to follow God’s Fourth Commandment. Nevertheless, I can assure you, it’s going to be worth it.
It’s all worth it especially when you start to see how God is working in your life as you let Him take the lead.
With that, I hope you make the right decision.
Keep the Sabbath because it is the right thing to do.
Yes, it would be difficult at times, but we are Christians not because we are called to do the easy things, but the right things.
If you have any questions about the Sabbath, please feel free to send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you and let us grow together in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Yahshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).
We’re all in this together.
I just want to leave you with these Bible verses to end this book. I hope these verses would encourage you as you keep the Sabbath:
13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
From doing your pleasure on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a delight,
The holy day of the LORD honorable,
And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,
Nor finding your own pleasure,
Nor speaking your own words,
14 Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD;
And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,
And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.
The mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
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