Honor the Sabbath
July 13, 2023
The musical group Rascals Flats in their hit song Maybury laments that, "Sunday was a day of rest/ Now its one more day for progress. If you have not guessed by now, this column will deal with the topic of sabbath rest.
The Fourth Commandment is, "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy" (Exodus 20:8). The Exodus version of the Ten Commandments takes up a total of 15 verses. As we examine the Fourth Commandment, we see that it takes up five of those verses. One-third of the verses dedicated to the Ten Commandments concerns defining what sabbath rest means. (Obviously Yahweh be...