The Origin of the Seven-day Week and the Sabbath
The Bible tells us our seven-day week came from the time when God created this world. It says:
“For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.” Exodus 20:11
God finished the Creation week by resting on the Sabbath:
“So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.” Genesis 2:1-3
He then invites us to join Him in keeping the Sabbath as a day of rest:
“Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Exodus 20:8
God wants to spend quality time with us every week because He loves us so much. He has special blessings He wants
to give to us during the Sabbath.
God is inviting us to enter His divine rest on the Sabbath— the day that He has chosen.