You see, God asks us to do and not to do several things on the holy Sabbath.
He sanctified that day.
To sanctify something means to set it apart for holy use.
That “use” is to bring us closer to Him.
No other day has this use.
Exodus 30:29 “And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy…”
God sanctified the Sabbath that it might have a holy use.
No other day has the specific blessing to bring us closer to Him.
I’m not at all saying that there is no other day that one can use to get closer
to God… you can and should use every day for that. But what I am saying is that God set up a specific day for that to happen.
That day is the Sabbath, or Saturday, or more specifically, Friday evening and all day Saturday, until the setting of the sun.
And God has made some specific requests regarding this 24-hour period of
time. The first and foremost is to come to worship Him.
Luke 4:16 “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.”
One of the main blessings of the Sabbath is to get together to worship.
We assemble together to pray and to read and to be taught about God. 4
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