The Laws of God – 4 – Rest

The Jews observe the Sabbath on Saturday as a binding law of no work and solemn assembly. It was punishable even by death to break the Sabbath. Christians worship on Sunday in most countries today. Yet according to the New Testament the spiritual and deeper meaning of this law is not about days of the week, but about the teaching of rest and grace. Believers observe the Sabbath (which means ‘rest’) by resting in Christ from their ‘works’. It is by grace and not works that we must have our relationship with God. He has provided for us in Christ. Do you rest in Christ or are your own works your hope of pleasing God?

The main bible verse is Exodus 20:8-11.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 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, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”