Just how important is the Sabbath anyway?

Again, I was scheduled to write about the prior said post about how many are breaking the Commandment of worshipping idols and images(one day I will get it done,lol). But it is always important to listen to the Lord and write what “He” tells me,  not necessarily what I had in mind. But what has been revealed to me is VERY profound! Please  read this carefully.

The Sabbath I believe,  is so much more important to us than many believe. It’s implications go farther than many also realize. In Isaiah 58:13 we read  ” If you keep your foot from doing YOUR OWN PLEASURE on  ‘MY’  Holy day and call the Sabbath a delight and honorable,  THEN you will find joy in the Lord. ”

In today’s practice their are basically two different types of Sabbath keepers. One type honors the Lord by going to church, yet after that they seldom stop from doing their “pleasures” (ie. TV, worldly radio, going out to eat, visiting with friends to gossip, etc.)  Then the other, observes the  Sabbath closer to God’s intention. They realize that  this day is ALL about HIM. And they give Him honor and praise through out the Sabbath. Their whole desire this day is to draw close to the Lord in prayer and fellowship and abstainment from worldly things. Which one are you?

God’s intention is so clear for this day. His word says (Exodus 31:13) “…My Sabbath you shall keep,….that you may KNOW that I am the Lord, who sanctifies you.”  God does something VERY special this day. You may look at it like this. All week we are faced with polluting sin and temptation. Yet because we honor His day as He said, He “recharges” us greatly every Sabbath. He provides stronger armor for us.

Another way to look at it is like this. On the Sabbath, the Lord takes out His tool box, and starts looking over your heart and goes to work, adjusting and fixing certain areas of our spiritual condition that may need improvement or re-alignment.

Speaking from  a personal view, the times where I had not kept the Sabbath as I should, I have found that the following week I seemed alot weaker and susceptible to the devils attacks.  I believe  what Isaiah meant when he said KEEP FROM  doing your own pleasure was a BIG  KEY in observing the Sabbath. In other words,  give your devoted  love and attention to Him this day and you’ll find He makes you holy and stronger to go through the next week. Weekly He covers us with His sanctification!

Again we are told HOW important the Sabbath is (Ezekiel 20:20) “Keep my Sabbaths HOLY, that they may be  a sign between us. THEN you will know that I am the LORD YOUR GOD”  Amen!  How powerful is that?  God bascially is saying not to just ‘observe” His Sabbath but KEEP  IT  HOLY!!  There is the great difference. When we finally realize just how important this day is, we do indeed DELIGHT and have JOY in the Lord!    Amen.

For those of you interested in proper Sabbath keeping, you may want to see our post in www.oursword.blogspot.com  called “The Sabbath, what it is and how to keep it” listed under “Sabbath.”

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9 Responses to “Just how important is the Sabbath anyway?”

  1. Rick Says:

    Amen . We must view this holy day as a real blessing and act accordingly, good work.

  2. Todd G Says:

    For sure! Isaiah 58 is such a powerful chapter! Good post, Rob

  3. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Yeah Todd, it’s amazing how much both David and Isaiah love and respected God’s Law, writing so much about it for us to learn and love it. Amen.

  4. Svetlana Says:

    Thanks for this article,brother. We can grasp the true meaning of the Sabbath and really start delighting in it once the Lord of the Sabbath Himself comes to live in us. Sabbath is part of God’s character of love and His Kingdom, and so it becomes part of our nature too.Let’s delight in the Lord and in His Sabbath!

  5. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Amen Svetlana! God has given you this truth. praise Him!

  6. thandi Says:

    Lovely and true post!God bless.

  7. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Amen Sister. keep up the truth and let us obey the Sabbath as He intended.

  8. cynfree Says:

    HE RAISED ME THAT WAY TO keep THE SABBATH. I DO NOT EVEN GO TO THE MAIL BOX, I WATCH ONLY THINGS WHICH BRING GLORY TO GOD, WHEN MY GIRL WAS YOUNG WE USED TO COLOR PIC FOR JESUS. I READ ONLY THAT WILL EDIFY ME IN MY MATURITY IN CHRIST. ALL MY FRIENDS NO TO CALL 1ST, CUZ I DON’T OPEN MY DOOR AS IT MAYBE THE WRONG KIND OF CONVERSATION, NOR WILL I ANSWER A NUMBER I DON’T RECOGNIZE, I ALSO AM CAREEUL WHICH FRIENDS I TALK TO ON SABBATH. I DON’T CALL OR ANSWER TO PHONE TO MY FAMILY CUZ THEY ALWAYS DEFAME GOD. I WILL NOT DO ANXTHING THAT WILL BRING TO SHAMD MY TIME W HIM. I WAITED ALL WEEK FOR HIM AND I WANT TO BE W HIM. I WON’T LET ANYONE MESS W THAT! MAYBE THAT SELFISH. BUT I JUST DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN.

  9. godsloveandlaw Says:

    WOW! I am so impressed with your dedication! YOU my dear know the real way we are to keep His Sabbath—denying ourselves and our wants and pleasures and looking to HIM as our God, on His special day, whom we “thank, talk to,and praise” . Excellent !

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