The Essence of Sabbath Observance is Grace

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Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 (ESV)

God certainly knew what He was doing when He created the Sabbath. It’s something we all need. So why are those who keep the Sabbath misrepresented as Pharisees, or legalists? Is it more legalistic to trust in God by obeying Him and resting in the Sabbath, or to trust in our own logic and say that it doesn’t matter? Often, when people speak against the Sabbath they say things like: “I am saved by Grace and not the Law.” This is true; however, obedience to God’s law is a reflection of our faith in Him. The principle of Sabbath rest is Grace. It is a weekly reminder that I’m not the center of the universe. When I stop working the world continues moving. It tells me that I do not have to DO in order to BE. We are children of God, created by his hands, redeemed by his blood. We can rest in His grace everyday, but in a special way on the Sabbath. Explore the freedom and peace found in God’s Sabbath. Allow it to be a day like no other, because it is. Trust in God, rather than in your works. I assure you the world will continue to move, the sun will continue to rise, and gravity will continue to work, even if we don’t. Trust in God, and rest in His love on the Sabbath.

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