The seventh-day Sabbath was instituted by God at creation. This is a day sanctified by the Lord for rest. The Sabbath has been seen as legalistic, but this day of rest given to us is not legalism. This is a day of freedom from the worries and work of the week and a day to focus on the Lord and resting our minds and our bodies from the week.
All throughout the Bible, the Sabbath is spoken of. From its institution at Creation all the way to the millennium.
We see in the Torah how we are supposed to celebrate the Sabbath and the blessings that are connected to it. We see Jesus and Paul in the new testament going to the Synagogue and teaching and hearing the Word every Shabbat. And we see in the book of John, how by doing the commandments of God we are consistently showing Elohim that we love him and that we value his words.
Here are some scriptures regarding the Sabbath day throughout Scripture.
Genesis 1: 5 – Why the Sabbath starts at night.
Genesis 2: 1 – 3 – God rested on the sixth day after creating the world.
Exodus 20: 11 – Keeping the Sabbath is the fourth commandment.
Exodus 31 – Sabbath a sign throughout our generations.
Leviticus 23: 3 – Sabbath is the first appointed time of the Lord.
Leviticus 26: 2 – 13 – Blessings that we receive by guarding the commandments of Elohim.
Deuteronomy 5: 12 – 16 – Command to keep the sabbath.
Ezekiel 20 – Sabbath is a sign between the Lord and us.
Isaiah 66 – From Sabbath to Sabbath.
Matthew 15: 3 – 9 – Don’t transgress the Commandments of Elohim because of our traditions.
Jesus and Paul teaches on the Sabbath Day
Mark 1: 21; 6:2;– Jesus taught on in the Synagogue on the Sabbath.
Luke 4: 16, 31 – It was Jesus’ practice to go to the Synagogue every Sabbath day.
Luke 13: 10 – Jesus taught on in the Synagogue on the Sabbath.
Acts 13:13 – 16 – Paul taught on in the Synagogue on the Sabbath.
Acts 17: 2 – 3 – Paul reasoning with the Hebrews using the Scriptures.
Acts 18: 4 – Paul taught in the Synagogue every Sabbath day.
1 Corinthians 16: 1 – 3 – Giving on Sunday but not a changed of worship or rest.
2 Timothy 3: 16 – 17 – All scripture is from Elohim and is inspired and important.
The Law is not done away
Matthew 5: 17 – 19 – Jesus didn’t come to nullify the Torah, and who every teaches the Torah to others will be called great in the kingdom.
Mark 2: 27 – Sabbath was made for man.
Romans 3: 20 – Not declared righteous through the Law.
Romans 3: 31 – The Torah is not nullified because of grace.
Romans 6: 12 – 16 – Don’t sin because of grace.
Romans 7: 7, 12-13 – The Torah is not sin, for by it we have the knowledge of sin.
James 2 – Our works with our faith is what makes the difference in our lives.
2 Peter 3: 15 – The words of Paul can be twisted to our own destruction.
We show our love for Elohim and others by keeping the Commands of God
John 14: 15, 21 – You show your love for the Lord by doing His commands.
1 John 3:4 – Sin is lawlessness.
1 John 5: 2 -3 – A way to show our love for others is by keeping the commands of Elohim.