Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Remember the sabbath day. What happened on the sabbath day that makes it so important to remember it? The Hebrew word translated into English as remember means simply, to remember, recall, call to mind. We are to remember the sabbath day every week, of course, but when we observe the sabbath day we are to remember what is special about the sabbath.
In Genesis chapter one, at the end of each creative day, the Bible says, “God saw that it was good.” Then in Genesis 1:31 the Bible says, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” Every day was good but then when the LORD looked at all of His creation together, as one, it was very good.
God did not stop and rest until all He had created and made came together as one. When it all came together as one, it wasn’t just good but it was very good. We are a good work of the LORD, individually, but when we all come together as one, we are promoted into the very good.
We keep the Sabbath day holy by coming together, putting all of our differences aside and giving God His rightful place as the Creator and Owner of us all. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy, by remembering it was very good when God finished all the creation and it all came together as one. We can’t really rest and experience the peace of God, in it’s totality, until we reach the very good.
Do you ever wish that one of God’s created humans could be better than they are? We can help them accomplish that when we understand that God didn’t make a mistake when He created them. They are only going to be good, individually, by themselves, until they, and I, are joined together as one, under God’s rule and reign. The LORD hasn’t lost control of them. Put them under the feet of the LORD as He sits on His throne and get under there with them. It elevates us both into the very good.
We make the Sabbath day holy by remembering that God rested after He brought everything from good to very good. Are we still stuck back in day one or two of creation? Or can we enter into the very good by seeing all that has happened in the past, as the work of One God? We sometimes act as if nothing else good was created after we came along.
What a secret to be able to see the unity of multiplicity!