Shem Tov or Shem Tob Matthew--The Hebrew Matthew
12-31-2008, 03:27 PM
RE: Shem Tov or Shem Tob Matthew--The Hebrew Matthew
Just a thought here,if the Sabbath as a commandment to keep in a certain way was from creation why do we learn it was given to Israel in the Wilderness?
The anwer to that question is the same as to:
Why did God give the law the way He did at mt sinai,
Because before that event every one did what was good in own eyes.
From adam to Moses there was not a law in stone or specified, altho abraham kept His ordinances and statues , bible sais.
Wich where they?
We don t know, because it does n t say.
But he was obedient to God that;s for sure.
God found it neccesary to give the people a clear guideline and the shabbath was a token of that convenant, same as rainbow was to noach. Noach was also given instructions after the flood......3 rules.
But it seems that whatever God did or say, the people did m t listen.
So after Egypt God gave them THE law and a system to live by.....so they would remember He was theyre god and creator.
But as we know that did n t help either.
The law as given did not anull the promise to abraham, so that is what God was going to do.Bring someone into the world (Himself in the flesh) to solve the whole "mess" He was the seed promised to abraham and in Him should all nations be blessed.
Now about your questiom.
In the beginning God said that He blessed the 7th day as a special day.
Not that He was tired from creating, but to show us something.
I think that set apart day pointed to His rest he would give when all has been said and done!
And later at mt sinai he included that day in the convenant, again to point to His rest, the whole in between periode of time was (imo) telling menkind, that we could never please God the way He wanted it.
He gave menkind chance after chance, while He knew they/we could n t live up to it.....make us aware we needed to be saved from that burden.
Because God is a holy God therefor it would be a burden to please Him all the way.
The bible also tells us that in the end of time as we know it, shabbath will still be His day. But then a day that will never end!
We will all be on :cloud9: for ever and ever.......
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