How many of you keep the Sabbath?

Frances - posted on 06/05/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I am not asking about whether you attend church, but whether you refrain from unnecessary work and do not buy or sell on Sunday.

We never shop on Sunday, we don't go out to eat, and we don't go to yard sales on Sunday. The only jobs anyone in our denomination works on Sunday would be something in the medical profession, or a policeman.

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Rebekah - posted on 06/06/2011

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We don't treat "Sunday" as our Sabbath, we actually have Saturday as our Sabbath in our household. And if you read up medical studies have 1 day of rest a week is EXTREMELY important for your health --- all I have to say is God knew what He was doing when He laid down the Sabbath. But I also look at it this way, how many times in the Bible does it speak of rest? If you don't know, look it up! :) You'd be surprised how many times "rest" appears.

Rebekah - posted on 06/16/2011

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Actually, I really don't think it matters what "day" of the week you keep the Sabbath. Some people have weird schedules and work weekends, but keep a Sabbath on a day throughout the week. Other people treat it as Sunday... while others do Saturday. I don't really believe God will crack down on us because we don't keep "the last day of the week" as a Sabbath. God rested for an entire day after creating the world; Jesus rested; Jesus instructed his disciples to have a day of rest - we should do the same. Personally, the day you choose, is the day you have free.

How you "rest" on your "Sabbath" day I truly is between you and God. I personally, don't do much of anything on our day of rest... we spend time as a family, watch movies, play games, go for walks, etc. I don't clean the house or do laundry... I'll still cook and clean dishes, but it's minimal. The point is to have a day of rest.

Heather - posted on 06/06/2011

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Any Jew will tell you that the Sabbath is on Saturday, not Sunday. But my pastor always taught that it isn't the day that is important, but the actual observing. Most people observe Sunday as the Sabbath, and there is no problem with that. But for Pastors, they have to work on Sunday, so he always observed Thursday as his Sabbath. Likewise, if you have to work on Sunday, there is no shame in using Monday as your day of rest. The Bible wasn't written to make us legalistic, but to help us live lives that glorify God.

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Carla - posted on 02/08/2014

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We changed the day of Sabbath as honor to Jesus. As we honor Jesus, we are honoring God, the Father. I think God is okay with that. AND, Paul said it doesn't matter WHICH day you keep as Sabbath, as long as you keep one. We honor God by honoring His Son.

God bless!

Angela - posted on 02/07/2014

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Great post there from Rebekah – albeit 2½ years ago (I didn’t see it then!). Remember that in modern times most jobs give us TWO days off work! However, many people worked a 7 day week not so long ago in history – employers were never respecters of the Sabbath (whatever day any individual might keep it) and poor people in particular were exploited. People didn’t have a choice if they needed to work to feed their families. Thankfully those times are gone – but sadly not for everyone. People need rest – that’s fundamental – and it’s great to know that God in His wisdom decreed it so from the beginning of time.

Dana - posted on 02/06/2014

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Sabbath was not ever changed. Jesus came to fulfill the law (the wages of sin is death) and to uphold it, to be a sacrifice to honor the laws requirements in order to save us. But the Sabbath was not ever changed. The Seventh Day Sabbath was created BEFORE sin during the creation of the world as a covenant between God and man. It has nothing to do with sin entering the world. In fact, keeping Sabbath is referenced in Revelation after the world is made new are with Jesus in heaven.

Yes we keep Sabbath, on the covenanted day as referenced by the 10 Commandments, not the pope of the catholic church (who freely admits to changing it). On Saturday.

Carla - posted on 06/16/2011

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Excuse me, Cynthia, I misspoke. Jesus was killed on Fri., and rose on Sunday. It was still changed to honor Jesus.

Cynthia - posted on 06/16/2011

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Carla, and Angela the reason we now consider the Sunday the Sabbath is becouse Sunday is the day Jesus arose from the grave, therefore we meet to remember His ressuraction.(John 20:1) ,also found in 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, The Bible tells us bring our tithes on the first day of the week. Hope this helps.

Carla - posted on 06/15/2011

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Yes, Angela, Saturday was the official Sabbath and was carried forth until Jesus. Although I don't know when, it was changed to honor Jesus's death. I don't think the Father minds ;)

Angela - posted on 06/15/2011

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My job involves supporting people with disabilities who live in a Home. So everyone on the staff team is expected to work on a Sunday - not every Sunday of course. In this industry it's just another day of the week.

By the way, in the Bible, the Sabbath was the 7th day of the week, not the first. So should you be asking questions about Saturday or Sunday? The Sabbath is a Saturday, Sunday is the Lord's Day.

Rachel - posted on 06/14/2011

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We also keep Sabbath on Saturday. That is the seventh day and God said "six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work, but the SEVENTH DAY IS THE SABBATH." To me, this means to have everything prepared, cleaned, laundered, etc. on Thursday or Friday. "Man was not made for the Sabbath," but the "Sabbath was made for man." God knew what He was doing when He made that appointment with us. He knows what we need and supplies it all. I especially notice a difference when we do or don't keep Sabbath. Everything is so much... nicer, calmer, relaxed, happier, godly-er.... :-)

Cynthia - posted on 06/14/2011

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We may go out to eat on Sunday. But rarely. I don't wash clothes, clean house, etc.. I don't allow my kids to go outside either, only b/c I don't want them to get really dirty before Sun. night services. We usually spend the day together just resting.

Charity - posted on 06/14/2011

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We spend Sunday's together. It is the only day of the week my husband doesn't work so we try to spend the day relaxing and just being together. We (I) don't do laundry, mow the grass, any of the typical things we do during the week.

Frances - posted on 06/06/2011

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Besides not shopping, I don't do laundry or housework on Sunday, except for the dishes that we get dirty on Sunday. We don't mow the yard or take out the trash. The only time I did laundry on Sunday was when one of my kids got the intestional flu at 3 am on Sunday. I did not want to leave that mess until Monday. I was home with a sick kid anyway. I did go to the doctor once on Sunday with a sick kid and then I got antibiotics. I think it is better to go to the doctor on Sunday than wait and go to the hospital on Monday.

Victoria - posted on 06/06/2011

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Now see for me keeping the Sabbath is about attending services and not forsaking the fellowship of the believer. We won't shop on a Sunday, unless it is really needed, we won't work on a Sunday unless we have no choice (we opt form M-F positions), we do eat out occationally as it also mean we don't have to cook or clean up afterwards. We try not to do house work and stuff either, but sometimes it is needed. My hubby & I are both Pastors, so in one sense we are required to work on Sunday whether teaching in the class room or peaching and teaching to the adult body of the the Church, yet we still conscider it our day of rest as doing the LORD's work is really no work at all.

Carla - posted on 06/06/2011

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The Lord has been speaking to me about this, Frances. We make conscious efforts to respect the other 9 commandments, but forget about this one. We are, therefore, doing our diligence to honor God in this commandment, too. Back in the days of the dinosaurs, no business was open on Sundays, so it was easy to keep the Sabbath. We have gotten lazy, or spoiled, and think we NEED something immediately. Planning a little, like shopping on Saturday or waiting til Monday is very little to prove to God we take ALL His commandments seriously.

God bless, all

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