Exodus 20.10 – The seventh day

As the Lord spoke the Ten Commandments, He said that the children of Israel were to work six days—Sunday through Friday,

“but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it” (Exodus 20.10).

The Lord created the heavens and the earth—the universe—in six days, and rested on the seventh day, and for that reason, He decreed that He wanted the nation of Israel to do the same thing; work six days and cease from working on the seventh day.

Even as creation was no accident, so creating in six days and resting the seventh, was no accident. The seventh day completed the cycle of creation, giving us what we know as the week.

I believe this sets a precedent for the number seven that we will continue to see throughout the Scriptures.

What do you think?


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