Commandments (4)

God’s fourth law is about the Sabbath Day. The Sabbath Day was a special day of rest and worship for the Jews. The Sabbath Day is the seventh day of the week (Saturday). We can find this commandment in Exodus 20:10. “But the seventh day is a day of rest in honor of the Lord your God. So on that day no one should work — not you, your sons and daughters, or your men and women slaves. Even your animals and the foreigners living in your cities must not work!”

This commandment is based on how God made the world. God worked six days to create the world. On the seventh day, God rested. God made the Sabbath Day a very special day of rest and worship for His people.

Most Christians around the world do not celebrate the Sabbath Day as a special day of worship. Instead, they worship on Sunday, the first day of the week. It is good for all Christians to have a day when they worship with other Christians. When we worship God and fellowship with other Christians, we receive strength to help us through the week. Also, our bodies need rest. We can be healthier by taking time to rest and relax.

Thank God for creating the world around you. Remember to take time each week to rest from your work and worship Him.