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That Sabbath In God's Law

“So God blessed the seventh day [Saturday] and hallowed it [that is, made it a
holy day; an object of divine favor; set it apart as sacred]” (Gen 2:3).

Is that Sabbath still valid that’s made known via God’s Law,
That is, the seventh day Sabbath, Saturday — that most ignore?
YES — it is still valid, for though once abused, a law’s a law,
Plus, God doesn’t replace, He renews — that is, seeks to restore.

So, was there a problem somewhere? Yes — a rebellious nation,
Who got to the point where they thought works secured salvation.
God hated the way they treated His day — but not the day;
Just people were the problem, and so often that’s the way.

What could be wrong with this Sabbath presented in God’s Law?
Absolutely nothing — for it’s without a single flaw.
Hence why God wants this Sabbath — and His Law — fully restored,
Plus, keeping them both, shows that earth’s Creator is our Lord.

Yes, Christ is “Lord of the Sabbath,” it’s His -- yes, His creation,
A memorial of His creative work, inspiration.
And this is reiterated in His Ten Commandment Law,
For it says, “REMEMBER the Sabbath,” keep it, don’t ignore.

Wasn’t God’s Law nailed to the cross? No. Why destroy a moral law?
Ceremonial, yes, civil, perhaps, but moral — with no flaw?
How would we know what sin is, what the will of God is too,
If we didn’t have this Law that points out the Way and Who?

Thus, the Saturday Sabbath’s still valid — the Law too, it’s written in,
And this Law God wants honoured, upheld, and cherished within.
Hence why in Revelation in His sanctuary we see
The “Ark of the Covenant” that contains this Law that sets men free.

Yes, the “Law of liberty,” Paul calls it — no shackles here,
For all who keep it are happier, and in Heaven share.
God’s given Ten Commandments — the fourth, says keep the Sabbath day,
The SEVENTH DAY, Saturday, from which Christians should not stray.

Just for the Jews? How could that be? Don’t we need God’s Law too?
And a Sabbath rest as well — time with God? Of course we do!
If there was no Sabbath day, how much time would Christians give
The one who died on Calvary so that with Him they could live?

We can’t take this Sabbath out of God’s Law, nor change it, by the way,
For NOWHERE has God authorized a different Sabbath day.
And we can not do away with God’s Law, for the Scriptures say
Not one stroke will be removed “until heaven and earth pass away.”

Keeping the true Sabbath, and God’s Law, shows our loyalty,
Such is what He’s looking for, as true love acts obediently.
But much more importantly, true love responds willingly,
Knowing too — that only a willing heart — pleases divinity.

By Lance Landall

“Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever; and thy memorial [Sabbath], O Lord, throughout all generations” (Ps 135:13, KJV).

“The law of God is perfect...[God would hardly do away with a perfect law]” (Ps 19:7, NIV).

“ ‘But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one stroke of a letter in the law to be dropped’ ” (Luke 16:17)

It's Jewish!

When we present God’s holy law,
And arguments from scripture draw,
Objectors say, to pick a flaw,
“It’s Jewish.”

Though at the first Jehovah blessed
And sanctified His day of rest,
The same belief is still expressed,
“It’s Jewish.”

Though with the world this rest began,
And thence through all Scriptures ran,
And Jesus said ’twas made for man -
“It’s Jewish.”

Though not with Jewish rites, which passed,
But with the moral law ’twas classed,
Which must exist while time shall last,
“It’s Jewish.”

If from the Bible we present
The Sabbath’s meaning and intent,
This answers every argument -
“It’s Jewish.”

Though the disciples, Luke and Paul,
Continue still this rest to call
The “Sabbath day,” this answers all,
“It’s Jewish.”

The gospel teacher’s plain expression,
That “Sin is of the law transgression,”
Seems not to make the least impression -
“It’s Jewish.”

They love the rest of man’s invention,
But if Jehovah’s day we mention,
This puts an end to all contention,
“It’s Jewish.”

O ye who thus God’s day abuse,
Simply because ’twas kept by Jews,
The Saviour, too, you must refuse,
“He’s Jewish.”

The Scriptures, then, we may expect
For the same reason you’ll reject;
For if you will but recollect,
“They’re Jewish.”

Thus the apostles, too, must fall;
For Andrew, Peter, James, and Paul,
Thomas, Matthew, John, and all
“Were Jewish.”

So to your helpless state resign
Yourself in wretchedness to pine;
Salvation, surely you’ll decline,
“It’s Jewish.”

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