GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 18
GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 18 ~ ~ Exodus 20:11~ ~ “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
According to the Bible, God completed creation in six days and rested on the seventh, thus setting the pattern for humans to follow. If the Bible’s account of creation is just a myth, or if the days of Genesis 1 are figurative, why is the very fabric of human existence tied to the seven day week?
Even the ancient Babylonians used the seven day week.
The Hebrew word shabah means “seven.” It comes from the root word which means full or complete. Not only is this word the source of the word “Sabbath,” it is also related to the word “seven” in several languages, including English. Even the Chinese from ancient times have used the seven day week. The seventh day of the first lunar month is still known among the Chinese as the “birthday of mankind.” In ancient India, Egypt, Rome and Greece, the seven day week was standard. Exceptions are few and far between.
Today, every once in a while, someone brings up changing to a 3 day work week, but it never gets very far. It causes problems in other areas. That’s because we have a built-in framework for the seven day week from creation.
Science has learned that one of our most basic biological cycles is tied to the seven day week. Studies found measurable impairments in people who were denied one out of seven days for rest. They also found that no amount of experimental coaxing could change this built in seven day cycle to six or eight days.
Evolutionary researchers admit that they do not know when the seven day week started. But the origin of the seven day week is clearly presented in Scripture. The seven day week shows that the days in Genesis 1 are not make believe, nor are they figurative – they are the revealed truth of God!
There are signs of God’s awesome six-day creation week everywhere. It’s only denied by those who want to personally hide from God and His judgment. But wishing Him away doesn’t get them “off the hook”
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and His justice never changes. Salvation and a relationship with Him has always been needed, is needed now, and always will be needed. Society and modern “science” can’t change that.
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