Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Understanding "Why" #1

It is significant to understand “why” the 7th day Sabbath is so important in all of this. I shall seek to explain this as succinctly as possible. However, let us read the Sabbath commandment again – Exodus 20:8-11 – NOG translation

1.     God wrote the 10 commandments with His own finger, in stone – meaning that it cannot be changed or altered. He would not allow it to be entrusted to a human to write. That is how important it is.  Exodus 24:12

2.     The 7th day Sabbath is in the heart of the 10 commandments; it constitutes the fourth commandment.

3.     In the fourth commandment rests the seal of God – much like you would find the seal of any official.

4.     A seal must bear three things: One’s name, one’s title and the territory over which one resides. This clarifies one’s right to stamp a document with authority.

5.     In the fourth commandment, we find these three things, as they pertain to God: Name – Yahweh; Title – Creator (made). Territory – heavens and the earth.

6.     Therefore, we find the definitive conclusion that God/Yahweh is the Sovereign Lord of all created things – in heaven and in earth.

7.     Consequently, He and He alone deserve man’s worship and praise and not a “pretender to the throne”.

We shall go deeper in the next post. Be sure to return, okay?