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THE SABBATH
Part 2.. of:
A Study Prepared by: A. D. WadeContent Provided by:Yahweh

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[Note: All scripture quotes in this article are from the 1611 King James Version.]

SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO OBSERVE IT?

We read:

LEV 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.

JER 17:21 Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
JER 17:22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.

notice in:

MAT 12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
MAT 12:11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
MAT 12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

The Pharisees were trying to entrap Yahshua in a point of the law. He told them blatantly they do the same, and insinuated to stop being such hypocrites. Acts are not forbidden, it's what's in the heart. So to help someone in need on the Sabbath is not wrong. However, if you preplan it such that you could "work" on the Sabbath (for any reason)...then yes, what is in your heart is wrong.

SO WHAT IF WE DO KEEP IT?

ISA 56:2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

ISA 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
ISA 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

AND WHAT IF WE CHOOSE NOT TO KEEP IT?

NEH 13:15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.
NEH 13:16 There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
NEH 13:17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?
NEH 13:18 Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.

and we find in:

JER 17:19 Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;
JER 17:20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:
JER 17:21 Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
JER 17:22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.
JER 17:23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
JER 17:24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
JER 17:25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.

Jerusalem has been in ruin for centuries, so evidently they disregarded Yahweh's words found here. This is very insightful. Notice how these people ("all the inhabitants of Jerusalem") made their "neck stiff" and preferred not to "hallow the sabbath day" as Yahweh had advised them to do. There is nothing particularly strenuous or arduous about this appeal, except that it is unforgiving. Do it, and receive the rewards -or- don't and forfeit them.

The only reason (any sane person) would refuse to keep such an appeal (that I know of) is because of GREED. If the marketplace shuts down for even one day, they were concerned it would cut into their earnings. Thus possibly out of greed, they chose not to keep the Sabbath holy and instead went their own way.

Thus renouncing the promise of having Jerusalem be a great city of Kings and princes that "shall remain for ever." The absence of wisdom here is astonishing. It is analogous to a small child doing the opposite of what an adult will often advise, just to exert their independence. No matter how foolish the consequences of their act, they still choose to do it. This gives one an insight as to how mature, in Yahweh's will, they were at that time, as well as what their devoted pursuits were.

ultimately Yahweh declares in:

EXO 31:15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

NEXT: WHEN to OBSERVE IT?


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