I Worship God Everyday
When you ask some do they keep the Sabbath Commandment they often reply, “I worship God every day,” or “every day is the Sabbath.” Is it really true that we can keep any day as the Sabbath or can every day be the Sabbath? Because God wrote on stone and personally said that the Seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord, (Genesis 2:3; Exodus 20:8-11; Scriptures) and the Bible actually informs us several times that the Sabbath is the Seventh day as just seen by placing your mouse over the previous scriptures. So I guess the question is therefore, does God mean what He says and say what He means?
And what about every day being Holy as some claim? Did God say He made every day Holy or did God say He sanctified the Seventh day and made it Holy? (Genesis 2:3) Sanctified means to make Holy and to set apart from the secular, so how then could every day be Holy? There would be nothing to set it apart from as all days would be the same. It is in fact impossible for every day to be Holy and hence the Sabbath cannot be every day. Only God can make a day Holy. Does God care about what He makes Holy or if we put something secular in place of what He made Holy? We find a good example of this when Nadab and Abihu brought fire before God which was not holy.
Leviticus 10:1 “And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.”
So how did God respond when they brought ordinary fire which God called “strange fire” that was not from the alter and not Holy?
Leviticus 10:2 “And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.”
That is a very serious response from God and hence there can be no doubt that God cares very much about what He makes Holy. See Gill's Commentary for more. And what about Moses when God said, “Put off your shoes from your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5; Acts 7:33) So how do you think God feels when He asks us to keep the Seventh day Holy and we offer Him a secular or “strange day” instead? And how does God feel when we offer Him a day that came from sun worship (Sunday) which He detested?
And what about God's blessing on the Seventh day Sabbath? Does God's blessing have any value or is it worthless? Why did God bless this day? Because God created the world in six days. It is a memorial of His mighty act of creation. You are also about to see that it is the test Commandment of our love and obedience to God while celebrating creation and reminding us He can and will do it again. Can the Sabbath memorial be changed? Never. It points backward to an accomplished fact.
Now notice how the Sabbath is the test Commandment for those who love Him. In Exodus 16:4-30 God tested His children to see if they would keep the exact day He Commanded. Like many today, they also decided that keeping the Seventh day did not matter and God was so angry that they did not keep the Seventh day, that He accused them of breaking all His law. There is no doubt from this example which occurs before the Ten Commandments are given that God does care very much about our keeping the day He sanctified at creation for Holy use.
Would God feel the same way about those who break His Sabbath today? Yes! He is the same yesterday, today and forever, He changes not. God is clear that those who work on the Seventh day are breaking His Commandments. James also showed that breaking even one Commandment is sin and that to break one is to break them all just as God demonstrated in Exodus 16. James 2:10-11 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.”
Why would one think that devoting this day to God which He blessed and made Holy and set aside for special time with Himself is not important? How could one say that any day is the Sabbath when God said otherwise? Do we trust and believe Him? And why do some see the Commandment you shall not kill as important but not the one where God asks us to set a specific day aside for Him? Do we truly love God? Is it that hard for us to spend this Holy and blessed time with Him? Does God write meaningless Commandments and have no right to want this quality time with us on His Holy day?
In any case, the Sabbath is not just a day of worship, it is also a day of “rest” and a holy convocation (fellowship). Our Creator God knew our bodies needed one day of physical rest each week and why the Commandment also says “six days you shall labour” but the Seventh day is a day of rest from physical labour. Jesus cannot give us this physical rest and so Jesus is not the Sabbath as some claim. So if everyone kept every day as the Sabbath then when would anyone work and how could we all survive?
So most of us worship God every day but to state the obvious, it is not possible to keep the Sabbath every day as we would not be HOLY, we would be outright LAZY!
The Commandment also says six days you shall labour.
So when God says the Seventh day, those saying I worship God every day are really saying, “You are wrong God so let me tell you how it is! We worship you every day so it does not matter what day!” It is either very brave or very foolish to mock God and His Commandment like this.
So we find the following points:
- God only blessed the Seventh day
- God only sanctified the Seventh day
- Every day cannot be Holy
- Only God can make a day Holy
- We see from the example of Moses and Nadab and Abihu that God is very serious about what He says is Holy
- God said that the Seventh day and we know from Exodus 16 that God means what He says, as we should expect!
- The Commandment also says six days you shall labour
- God said we are to rest on the Seventh day so worshipping every day is not keeping the Commandment
- Saying, I worship God every day so I do not have to keep the Seventh day Holy only mocks God and His words
- Treating every day as the Sabbath would not make us Holy but Lazy
Those choosing to mock God and His fourth Commandment should know that it is not possible to keep the Sabbath every day. And when God personally speaks and writes a Commandment in stone and specifically says the Seventh day, He means it! Who but those trying to avoid loving obedience to their Heavenly Father would say otherwise? Select can we keep any day in seven for more information.