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What About The Sabbath?

We know that while we are living under Grace, and not under the Law, but how should we treat the Sabbath? The Sabbath day was very important in the Old Testament, and was part of the 10 Commandments. The day of rest was even mentioned as early on as Genesis chapter 2.

So what is our relationship with the Sabbath now?

In the New Testament outside of the four Gospels and Acts, the Sabbath is only mentioned in one place in Colossians 2 (some translations say "Sabbath" in Hebrews 4:9 referring to rest). In this chapter, through inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul writes:

16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

So the only time that the Sabbath is mentioned is when we are specifically told we do not need to keep it. Shouldn't that completely clear up the matter? Absolutely!

In that same chapter in verse 14, we are told that the Law was taken out of the way by the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord that we are not under the Law!

However, I will say that taking a day off from work is a very good idea. It is good for us to recharge and relax. Spend 6 days in labor for the Lord and for your families, but be sure to dedicate some time to rest. As Jesus said in Mark 2, "And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath."


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