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Why Should We Practice Sabbath?

Sabbath, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is “a day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jewish people from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday.”  So, why is it so important that we keep, honor, and practice Sabbath?  In order to properly answer and address this question, we must go back to the Old Testament.  1. God set the precedent for Sabbath rest One of the very first things we read when we open up the Hebrew Bible is God resting from his work after Creation.  “On the seventh day God had completed his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he...

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