The Eternal Significance of the Weekly Sabbath

“The weekly cycle of seven literal days, six for labor, and the seventh for rest, which has been preserved and brought down through Bible history, originated in the great facts of the first seven days.” LHU 52.2 

The Sabbath is weekly cycle not monthly cycle or yearly cycle because before the sun, moon and stars created. The first day is already exist. 

“So long as the heavens and the earth endure, the Sabbath will continue as a sign of the Creator’s power.” Desire of Ages p. 284. 

Here are the lessons and insights:

  1. The Weekly Cycle: The Sabbath is a weekly cycle consisting of seven literal days. Six of these days are designated for labor, and the seventh day is meant for rest. This cycle is rooted in the events of the first seven days of creation.
  2. Origins in Creation: The concept of the weekly Sabbath originates from the creation account in the Bible, where God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. This establishes a pattern of work and rest that underlies the weekly Sabbath observance.
  3. Perpetual Significance: The Sabbath lies in its weekly observance, unaffected by monthly or yearly cycles. It stands as an enduring sign of the Creator’s power, and this significance is underscored by the words of Jesus: ‘Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.’ This emphasizes that the Sabbath, as a part of God’s law, will remain unchanged and relevant, highlighting its everlasting importance.

    “In the beginning the Father and the Son had rested upon the Sabbath after Their work of creation. When “the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them” (Genesis 2:1), the Creator and all heavenly beings rejoiced in contemplation of the glorious scene. “The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” Job 38:7. . . . When there shall be a “restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:21), the creation Sabbath, the day on which Jesus lay at rest in Joseph’s tomb, will still be a day of rest and rejoicing. Heaven and earth will unite in praise, as “from one sabbath to another” (Isaiah 66:23) the nations of the saved shall bow in joyful worship to God and the Lamb.” {Mar 371.2}

    “The nations of the saved will know no other law than the law of heaven. All will be a happy, united family, clothed with the garments of praise and thanksgiving. Over the scene the morning stars will sing together, and the sons of God will shout for joy. . . .” {Mar 371.3}

    “And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.” The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” “The Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” “In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people.” {Mar 371.4}

    “So long as the heavens and the earth endure, the Sabbath will continue as a sign of the Creator’s power. And when Eden shall bloom on earth again, God’s holy rest day will be honored by all beneath the sun. “From one sabbath to another” the inhabitants of the glorified new earth shall go up “to worship before me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 66:23. {Mar 371.5}

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