The Sabbath in the Bible – What Does God Really Want?
In Genesis chapter 2, after six days of creation, God rested on the seventh day, and blessed it, and sanctified it. Throughout the book of Exodus, the seventh day (the Sabbath day) is emphasized again and again as a day of rest, and a day to be kept holy unto the Lord. Its importance is continually stressed or emphasized both to the children of Israel in the old covenant, and to us today.
In the religious world today, the Sabbath is a controversial subject. People are divided about when to observe the Sabbath: on Saturday or Sunday? Is either one the Sabbath?
Hebrews 10:1 (KJV) 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Might some be worshiping a shadow of the Sabbath, and therefore not be seeing its true meaning? “Sabbath” always indicates “rest”, but…WHEN is true rest? WHAT is true rest? HOW can we have true rest?
Read: The Sabbath Question
Chasing Shadows Part 1
Many people, without realizing, seek after what the Bible calls “shadows” rather than the real JESUS!