הַשַּׁבָּת

How to behave in the Sabbath?

The zeal of God (Jesus) for His Sabbath Day SHOWS IT CANNOT FLIP

Rest. No servile work. Make the Sabbath a delight. No burden carrying. No cooking. No doing of what pleases us or what we like. No gossip talks. Holy Convocation. Doing good deeds. NO RUSHING OF THE SABBATH.

Keeping the sabbath is to deny ourselves on the Sabbath day, according to Isaiah 58:13-14. If you are in doubt on what to do on the Sabbath day, stay home (Exodus 16:27-30) and rest and sleep. Jesus (God) does not mind. There is a holy convocation called for on the seventh day but we also read that Jesus taught the Samaritan woman that God can be worshipped in Spirit.

THE SABBATH DAY IS IN HONOR TO YHWH (JESUS) 

Leviticus 23:3 ASV
(3)  Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of work: it is a sabbath unto Jehovah in all your dwellings.


MAKE THE SABBATH A DELIGHT

Isaiah 58:13-14 ASV
13  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, and the holy of Jehovah honorable; and shalt honor it, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14  then shalt thou delight thyself in Jehovah; and I will make thee to ride upon the high places of the earth; and I will feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.


REST

Exodus 35:2 KJ3
(2) Work may be done six days and on the seventh day it shall be holy to you, a sabbath of rest to Jehovah; everyone doing work in it dying shall die.



STAY HOME INSTEAD OF GOING OUT TO PROFANE THE SABBATH

Exodus 16:27-30 KJ3
(27) And it happened on the seventh day, some of the people went out to gather, and did not find any. (28) And Jehovah said to Moses, Until when do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws? (29) Behold! Because Jehovah has given the sabbath to you, therefore He is giving to you two days of bread on the sixth day. Each man of you remain in his place. Do not let anyone go out from his place on the seventh day. (30) And the people rested on the seventh day.



NO RUSHING OF THE SABBATH DAY

Amos 8:4-5 LITV
(4) Hear this, you who swallow up the poor, even to make the humble of the land to cease,
(5) saying, When will the new moon have passed, so that we may buy grain? Or the sabbath, so that we may open the wheat, making smaller the ephah, and making greater the shekel, and to falsify the deceitful balances.



NO SERVILE WORK

Exodus 20:9-10 ASV
(9)  Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;
(10)  but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Jehovah thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:



NO COOKING

Exodus 16:23-24
(23) And he said to them, That is what Jehovah said, Tomorrow is a rest, a holy sabbath to Jehovah. What you will bake, bake. And boil what you will boil. And lay up for yourselves all that is left over, to keep it until the morning.
(24) And they laid it up until the morning, as Moses commanded. And it did not stink and no maggot was in it.

Exodus 35:3 KJ3
(3) You shall not kindle a fire in all your dwellings on the day of the Sabbath

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NO CARRYING OF BURDEN

Jeremiah 17:21-22, 27 LITV
(21) So says Jehovah, Take heed for the sake of your lives, and do not carry a burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem.
(22) And do not carry a burden from your houses on the sabbath day, nor do any work, but keep the sabbath day holy, as I commanded your fathers.
(27) But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden and enter in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.



NO BUYING. NO SELLING

Nehemiah 10:31 LITV
(31) And if the people of the land should bring goods or any food to sell on the Sabbath, we would not take from them on the Sabbath, or on the holy day. And they would forego the seventh year, and the interest of every hand.



NO DOING OF OUR PLEASURES. NO [gossip] TALKING

Isaiah 58:13 ASV
(13)  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, and the holy of Jehovah honorable; and shalt honor it, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:



HOLY CONVOCATION

Leviticus 23:3 ASV
(3)  Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of work: it is a sabbath unto Jehovah in all your dwellings.



DOING GOOD DEEDS

Matthew 12:11-12 ASV
(11)  And he said unto them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
(12)  How much then is a man of more value than a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day.


Let us be wise and obedient to keep the Sabbath holy as God (Jesus) instructed, wherever we live, even though our society does not!