Words from the Heart for Wednesday February 7th, 2018
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Genesis 2:2 (KJV)
God did not need to rest. He is not tired from His work of the seven days! But, He did mark this day as special. Let us also take time to celebrate that our God can say it and our God can do it! That is exactly what we see in the six days of creation!
On April 24, 1985 the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the Lord’s Day Act on the grounds that it contravened the freedom of religion and conscience provision in the Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms. Mr. Justice Dickson concluded that the purpose of the Lord’s Day Act was sabbatical observance and held that, “To the extent that it binds all to a sectarian Christian ideal, the Lord’s Day Act works a form of coercion inimical to the spirit of the Charter and the dignity of all non-Christians.”
The God who created our world didn’t have anything upon which to base His creation. He simply created everything first in His unequalled mind and then spoke it into being. After six days of creating, He rested. But He kept on creating, even on the seventh day. What do I mean by this? Genesis 1:31 says: “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.” Now the Bible says that on the seventh day God rested. It doesn’t mention anything at all about Him creating anything. But be careful you don’t miss something important. Throughout the days of creation, God was preparing for the creation of humankind. So when He finally created Adam and Eve, He was able to tell them that, with one exception, they could eat anything from the Garden in which He placed them. There was only one thing left for Him to create for men and women – a Sabbath rest. And on the seventh day, that’s what He created. A Sabbath for us. Don’t waste what God has created for you.
These have been words from the heart.