2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.When Moses was given the commandments the 4th one was about the Sabbath day
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had crested from all his work which God created and made. From the beginning of earthly time the tradition of a sacred seventh day has been observed among various people throughout history.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.God Further instructed Moses in Exodus 31:13:
13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.Observing the Sabbath day as a holy day is one of the signs of God’s covenant people. For the Israelites, this day was equivalent to our Saturday, and you still see many Jewish people today worshiping on Saturday.
Jesus had to remind the Pharisees of the purpose of the Sabbath.
1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
4 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
6 And they could not answer him again to these thing
27 And he said unto them, The asabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:The purpose of the Sabbath is to give us a certain day of the week on which to direct our thoughts and actions toward God. It is not a day merely to rest from work. It is a sacred day
. . . and the people of Nephi had waxed strong in the land. They observed toBefore the resurrection of Jesus Christ, he and his disciples honored the traditions of The Jews with the seventh day being the Sabbath. After his resurrection, however, Sunday became sacred as the Lord’s day because of his resurrection occuring on that day. Evidence of this can be see in Acts 20:7 and 1 Corinthians 16:2 were Sabbath day activates were recorded as commencing on “the first day of the week.”
keep the law of Moses and the sabbath day holy unto the Lord . . .
29 And the inhabitants of Zion shall also observe the Sabbath day to keep itThe Sabbath is the Lord's day, set apart each week for rest and worship. God's covenant people have always observed the Sabbath every seventh day. Because the Sabbath is a holy day, it should be reserved for worthy and holy activities. Those who merely lounge about doing nothing on the Sabbath fail to keep the day holy. In a revelation given to Joseph Smith in 1831, the Lord commanded: "That thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day; for verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High" (D&C 59:9-10).
“turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy
day; and call the asabbath a delight”
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