The Day Of A Seven Day Cycle Essay

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The Sabbath is a day of rest and worship for the Lord that falls on the seventh day of a seven day cycle. As the details within the commandment explain, the rest day started from the very beginning when God finished His creation in six days and rested on the seventh day (King James Version, Gen. 2.1-3). Rest is a recognition of God: ceasing usual labour to recognize Him as sovereign (Massee 58). For Israel, the Sabbath had special significance; as it was a law, both civil and religious (Massee 61). Many of the Jews did keep the Sabbath, but it was kept so harshly that it was forbidden to tie a knot, light a fire, or move a lamp on the Sabbath (Barclay 27). Yet, in Mark 2:24-28, Jesus picked corn from the fields on the Sabbath “And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath” (King James Version). By Jesus’ actions and words, He showed the Pharisees that God made the Sabbath as a day of rest for mankind’s benefit. After Jesus rose again to Heaven, His disciples would preach the words of God on the Sabbath to the synagogues, as shown in Acts 18:1-4, and, in Revelation 1:10 and 1 Corinthians 16:2, Jesus’ disciples worshipped the Lord together on the first day of the week instead of the seventh, they called it the Lord’s Day (King James Version). The Sabbath is almost non-existent in America to most Christians, but they do keep a day similar to the Sabbath. To America, the Sabbath has now become recreational; most stores stay open while others…

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