Huh? God rested on the 7th day of creation? read on…
God rested on the 7th day not because God needed to rest…
Blur blur me found out what the 7th day rest really means… clarified! Hope u guys will see why God rested on the 7th day, esp those who were thinking along with us during SG!
First, God rested on the seventh day, Sabbath. The all-powerful God was not tired from creating the heavens and the earth, and yet the Bible shows that God rested on the seventh day, Sabbath. Keeping the Sabbath holy by resting was God’s first example to man. Here, “rest” simply means that God stopped or ceased His work of creation. God’s rest was not the rest of inactivity. It was a rest in distinction to His creative activities of the previous six days.
Second, God blessed the seventh day, Sabbath. This means that God gave the seventh day a special quality of goodness. He created a quality of blessing for the seventh day not given to any other day of the week. Notice that none of the other days of the week were blessed, only the seventh day.
Third, God sanctified or made holy the seventh day, Sabbath. By sanctifying or making the seventh day holy, God declared and made the seventh day to be sacred or holy time.
God did more than merely rest on that first Sabbath. “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it ? (). This was God’s final act in His creation week. He took the last day (seventh day) of the creation week and set it apart as a special day. God made the seventh day Sabbath special by blessing it and setting it apart from the other six days.
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3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. (ESV)