Jesus promises: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28–29).
Trying to keep the Sabbath – like the nation of Israel in the Old Testament – will mean we might miss the real Sabbath that Jesus offers. The Apostle Paul warns that trying to keep the Old Testament Law will take us away from Jesus (Galatians 5:4).
Only Jesus can take us into the real Sabbath rest, and we get there by believing in him.
There is wisdom we can learn from the Sabbath Law. I think it’s wise for Christians to have a Sabbath-type day each week. For example, it reminds us we belong to God… since he made us and saves us. It reminds us to enjoy God and his people. The Sabbath was a taste of heaven, and so meeting together with God and his people (ie church!) is still a great thing for us to do as a taste of what heaven will be like.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.