And speaking of disrespectful, God made a few other specific requirements
for that day, so that we might not disregard what the day was for. One, as the forth commandment states, is not to work.
blessing He gave for that day.
He made this day for us.
Let me re-emphasis this… He made this day for us!
Mark 2:27 “And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:”
God made the Sabbath for us to get closer to Him and to each other.
And God does not want anything to get in the way of that.
We don’t believe the Bible teaches that.
As we meet and fellowship and study and learn, we get to know God and each other better and become more like Him.
A lot of people think that Jesus is merely a “get out of jail free” card.
We believe that Jesus wants to help us change our characters, by His power and grace, to prepare us for heaven.
And the holy Sabbath day is one of the major ways God helps us do that.
The more time we spend with Him, the more like Him we become.
Exodus 20:10 “… the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it
thou shalt not do any work…” God wants us to refrain from work because He wants us to enjoy the
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