THE SABBATH IS NOT JEWISH
I once heard a prominent radio preacher say
Of the Moral Law we should keep only nine;
The fourth commandment is only for the Jews,
He didn't know that the Sabbath was made for man.
He said that if Christians keep the Sabbath
It would make them only second-class Jews;
But the Bible says there is neither Jew nor Greek
"All are one in Jesus Christ" this is good news.
The Sabbath was given to man in the beginning
Thousands of years before there was a Jew;
It will be kept in Heaven and in the New Earth,
Why not keep it now with the faithful few?
If Jesus changed the seventh-day Sabbath
The apostles would know about it, wouldn't they?
But they were mighty silent about it for
They worshipped God on the seventh day.
The Sabbath is God's blessed institution
He gave to man as a memorial of creation
That we may know Him through the things created
And cultivate and improve with Him our relation.
The wonder of God's creation will always
Direct our minds to the Great Omnipotence;
The mountains, the green valleys below,
The blue sky above were spoken into existence.
The power that spoke worlds into existence
Could change the vile and stony heart;
If we would only yield completely to Him
For His glory He will sanctify and set us apart.
Jesus said "It is lawful to do well on the Sabbath"
It's the time to worship God, relieve the oppressed,
Visit the sick, feed the hungry, cloth the needy;
Take heed, the Sabbath is not a time for idleness.
The Sabbath is the time to commune with God,
A quiet time for study and serious meditation,
To contemplate upon His mercy and His love
For dying so that we'll not be under condemnation.
The Sabbath is not solely for physical rest
We commune with our Father; we sing and we pray
This brings spiritual rest and healing of soul.
So, why not start keeping the Sabbath day?
Some think it doesn't matter which day to keep
Just so long as we keep one day in the week,
But when God gives us the Ten Commandments
He wants us to obey Him in the minutest specific.
"Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy"
The seventh day, not the first, is the day of rest,
We are to worship, honor and glorify the Creator
For this is the day that He has blest."
Poor old Uzzah didn't live to find out that
God means exactly what He said He would do;
When we disobey even in what appears small to us
We will suffer the consequences, our just due.
The Syrian Captain Naaman wouldn't have been healed
Had he not heeded the specifics of God's commands;
What a lesson for all of us about the nature of God
That our love, our loyalty, our obedience He demands.
Next time someone says the Sabbath is for the Jews
Do not believe him - go to the Source of Light
He'll give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding
Written in your heart - the Law you'll keep with delight.
The Sabbath was changed from the seventh day to the first
By a great geo-political, economic and religious entity
If you click on this link you'll find out that
Before your very eyes unfolding is biblical prophecy.
Copyrighted © Lydia Haga 2004
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