Profaning the Sabbath Day (Part 1)

Profaning the Sabbath Day (Part 1)

by Jonathan Sjørdal

Part I: The Work

“The fourth commandment is clear: we are to abstain from doing our labor on the seventh day of the week—the Sabbath day. For those who wish to heed the words of our Father in heaven who gave us his Laws, the following discussion pertains to how to obey the seventh day Sabbath command of our Creator, not how to replace or ignore it.

The Sabbath day command is for the master as well as the servant. The master is commanded to cease from his labors, and not to compel his servants nor even his beasts to labor on the Sabbath day. It is a day to devote to our Creator, the one day in seven that we give to our Father, as he commanded us.

Abstaining from work on the Sabbath day can cause employment difficulties. You may lose your job, or not even get hired in the first place. But persistence will pay off, and in our modern society, you can find a way to make a living that allows you not to work on the seventh day. Yet this was not always so….”

(this article is an excerpt from the Sept-Oct 2006 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)

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