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The very foundation of Salvation is grounded in the realization that God’s unmerited love toward us is greater than any other power–Including Death!!

Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 3:14-21, 1John 4:8

 

What would lead God to set a limit to His creative activity and mark the occasion by hallowing the seventh day?

Clearly by ceasing His creation, the Creator stoops to the level of His creatures because God’s heart desire is to be with His creation. The relation marker becomes clear! This is true because God is love! And God’s love “does not seek its own” 1Corinthians 13:5, NKJV “is not self-seeking” 1Corinthians 13:5, NIV or “never seeks its own advantage” 1Corinthians 13:5.

Indeed, the reason why He refrains from further activity on the seventh day is that He has found the object of His love and has no need for any further works!

This is a staggering thought. On the one hand, God’s love thus magnifies human value, showing forth in bold print the worth of human beings to God! On the other hand, the seventh day thus understood brings God’s love into focus at Creation, placing love at the front and center of God’s character and activity from the very beginning.

In the New Testament John makes love the centerpiece of his description of God. “Whoever does not love, does not know God, for God is love. 1John 4:8. Love is God’s defining attribute from the beginning. From first to last love is the wellspring from which all other actions radiate and around all else unites.

What is most important about God at Creation is that God is love. God ceases from working on the seventh to enjoy the company of the person God has created. It is as if we hear God speaking, “I am ceasing on the seventh day not only that you may acknowledge and love me, but in order to make it known that I recognize and love you.

I pray that the lost meaning of The Sabbath will come alive in your life right now and cause you to have an intimate relationship with God.

Thanks to Sigev K. Tonstad.

 

 

     We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!  1John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

 

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8 thoughts on “The Rest Of The Sabbath Is God’s Love-3a

  1. God’s love is unchanging and it is always getting clearer to me every Sabbath 🙂 Truly, we are blessed to worship God because He is worthy of our undivided devotion.

    Thanks for posting this! More power to your ministry!

    ~Laila

  2. Pingback: The Love Field | New Heaven on Earth!

  3. The Sabbath…what a wonderful way to put aside the world and all our self-interests and re-connect with our Creator…

  4. The Sabbath Day clearly shows us God’s love for us and we can show our love for God by keeping his commandments! Thank you Wayne for all that you do! You are appreciated.

    • Thanks for your comment Liz!! I agree!!
      I appreciate you and your husband so very much!! Your ministry is sent from Jesus for sure!!
      Isaiah 54:10

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