I don’t know how many times, I have been asked over the years on Why I keep Shabbat? I was very proud of the fact that I kept Shabbat and wasn’t shy about it either. So I thought I share a couple reason’s why I keep Shabbat with a couple Fun Facts.
Here is a couple reason I keep Shabbat!
It’s Part of the Ten Commandments
Moses was given the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai in which was to be kept among YHVH people. We have managed to keep half the commandments but the world has wiped out the Sabbath Day Commandment with the explanation that Yeshua Crucifixion wiped out some of the Commandments. I am a believer that I am to keep to the commandments until Messiah Comes back for Us.
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and all they work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, not thy son, maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” Exodus 20:8-11
It’s a Feast Day!
Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.” Leviticus 23:3
I keep the Feast in the bible and this is the first on the List of Feasts. What is fun about Feast is that is kept in remembrance. Feasts are to be spent in fellowship and to praise YHVH and Yeshua has done in the past and present as we look to the future in what will possibly happen.
A Rest From the Work Week!
Our bodies and minds needs to rest from the work. It helps us to not burn out from the constant task that is place in front of us. We let the stress go and it makes us less weary. We are able to take on the next week with renewed strength.
As a mom and homemaker, I am constantly taking care of children and the home. I am either trying to keep up with the never ending laundry or dishes and picking messed from the children. It is nice when I just step away from some of the task especially the chores.
My husband is able to spend time with the boys for he will be home. My husband is a Logger in which everyday he is walking up and down tough terrain to cut down trees. So on Shabbat he is able to rest and destress from the work!
Sabbath is mentioned 172 times in the Bible!
Shabbat is Hebrew, meaning rest or cessation. Shabbos is another way of saying it.
Sabbath is the English form of Shabbat.
Shabbat is also mentioned for other Holy Convocations that are part of other Feast Days.
This is was the First of the Shabbat Series that will be Posted on Saturday. I thought I would start off with this one since it is heavy with information.