A Day of Remembrance
On the Sabbath day, we are to
remember God's mighty work of Creation, as well as that he made the seventh day
Holy. Therefore, this weekly day of rest is a time for us to remember our
origin. We are from God, and he made us to be like him. With this in mind, we
can live another week with obedience to God's Word.
When commanding the Israelites to
keep the Sabbath day, God also asked the people to remember how God delivered
them from the slavery in Egypt.
"Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God
brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore
the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day"
Likewise, God has also delivered
us, the believers, from the sinful lifestyle under the hands of Satan into the
promise of God's eternal kingdom.
Through the Sabbath, God
furthermore reminded the Israelites that they belonged to God. "Moreover I
gave them my sabbaths, as a
sign between me and them, that they might know that I the LORD sanctify
them" (Ezekiel ).
The Sabbath is God's way of telling us how special we are--that we are his