Yehovah doesn’t tempt us – but He does promise to test us “to know what was in your heart — whether you would obey his mitzvot or not.” (Deut 8:2)
The most important commandment is “to love Yehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deut 6:5) How more can we demonstrate our love than to obey Him? Doesn’t a child show they love their earthly parent by being obedient? Should we treat the Creator of the universe with less love?
The one Commandment He repeats probably more than any other is the Sabbath. It is the foundation of so much of how He and His creation operates. In fact the 7th day Sabbath was part of the Creation. (Gen 2:2)
Most of the people He created do not keep His Sabbath, let alone are even aware of its significance. Many believe He changed the Sabbath to Sunday because of Yeshua’s ministry on earth, but this is a lie. Yehovah does not change his mind. (Num 23:19, I Sam 15:29)
So the 7th Day Shabbat is still in effect today and He is testing us to see if we will be obedient in keeping it and observing it. So how do we do this?
Yehovah’s instructions for keeping Sabbath are SO SIMPLE.
Separate it out from every other day by how you treat it
That’s it! Every time He gives the command to keep the Sabbath, those are the 3 instructions He gives about it. If you feel convicted to do something else in order to keep Sabbath that is between you and the Creator. However, His instruction is clear that you are not to add to or take away from His instructions (Deut 12:32) so these 3 elements of keeping Sabbath can not be broken.
If you have never kept Sabbath before, start by taking the day off, don’t work, don’t ask anyone else to work for you and put off anything that doesn’t have to be done that day. When you read His scripture on His set apart day, don’t be surprised if He opens up new understanding for you and you wonder at the new revelations from His Word!
Did you know? – Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs” so an employer can’t force you to violate your conviction to keep Shabbat. Read more at Judgment Day for Famous Eatery in Sabbath Fight