The Seventh Day

God created the whole universe and everything in it in six days. And then the Bible says that after God was finished, He rested. Genesis 2:2-3 tells us that God made the seventh day a special day for resting. “God finished the work he was doing, so on the seventh day he rested from his work. God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day. He made it special because on that day he rested from all the work he did while creating the world.”

Did God rest because He was tired from creating everything? Probably not. God’s rest on the seventh day
was another part of His plan. He established this time of rest as an example for us. We can work hard for a while, but we always must stop and rest and worship God. If we do not take time to rest from work, our bodies and minds will become unhealthy.

Also, if we do not take time
to focus on worshiping God, our relationship with Him will become unhealthy. Many years after creation, God gave His laws to Moses. God made a commandment about a special day of rest and worship.

God knows we need time to help our bodies stay healthy. And, we need to spend time focusing on God in worship so our spirit will stay healthy.