10 COMMANDMENT CORNER:
Jesus says “If you love me keep my commandments” John 14:15. Because I love Jesus I will do as He asks. The 10 commandments will not save me, but they are important because they show me how to love God and people, and what sin is.
Commandment # 4
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20: 8-11
Jesus said “remember” because He knew we would forget. He “hallowed” the Sabbath day which means it is a holy day, a day unlike other days. It is not a day for doing our usual labor but a day to rest from our usual labor and spend the day with Him. God knew we humans would have a hard time not working. Some of us work 7 days a week, but for what? Things that rot and perish? Let’s get our priorities straight and spend rest time with God.