Tag: sign of Sabbath
Scripture reading for September 8th: Ezekiel 16-20
Key Scriptures: Ezekiel 20:10-12 “Therefore I led them out of Egypt and brought them into the desert. I gave them My decrees and made known to them My laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them. Also I gave them My Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the Lord made them holy.”
God told His people that He led them out of Egypt and revealed His holy laws and decrees to them so that through them they might really have life. One of these laws concerned the Sabbath–the seventh day of each week. The Sabbath was a sign to the Israelites that God had made them holy and set them apart to worship Him and belong to His family. Jesus Christ is our Lord of the Sabbath and through Him alone we enter into eternal rest and joy! He makes us holy and calls saints to rest in Him!
Ready to Rest! “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Revelation 14:12-13)