Thursday, October 25, 2007

"The sabbath came into existence for the sake of man."
Mark 2:27

No work at all was to be done on the Sabbath. The day was sacred. (Exodus 20:8-11) The Sabbath law showed Jehovah’s concern for both the physical and the spiritual welfare of his people. It not only allowed the Israelites to rest but also gave them the opportunity to draw close to and show love for their Creator. (Deuteronomy 5:12) It was a day dedicated exclusively to spiritual interests. That included family worship, prayer, and meditation on God’s Law. The arrangement served to protect the Israelites from using all their time and energy in material pursuits. The Sabbath reminded them that their relationship with Jehovah was the most important thing in their lives. Jesus reiterated that unchanging principle when he said: “It is written, ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every utterance coming forth through Jehovah’s mouth.’”—Matthew 4:4. w 6/15/06 7, 8

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