Sabbath Day

Sabbath Day, the Day of the Creator

Before the creation, God called and chose his people to bless them in the spiritual realms (Eph 1:7). One of the ways he promises this blessing is through the act of worship. When we examine the creation, we can see that God designated a day for worship to bless and make his people holy. It is a day to commemorate the Creator and establish a covenant with God (Ps 50:5).

“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day, he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”

Genesis 2:1–3

Almighty God requires no worship, nor does he need anything from his creation. However, God set aside the seventh day to bless his people and make them holy. Those who keep it will come to know God (Ex 31:13) and receive a special sign from the Creator.

“It is a permanent sign of my covenant with the people of Israel. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day he stopped working and was refreshed.”

As God’s loving people, it is an honor to worship and serve God who made all things. When God sees his people making effort to keep the Sabbath holy, his blessings will surely overflow.

“For this is what the Lord says: I will bless those eunuchs who keep my Sabbath days holy and who choose to do what pleases me and commit their lives to me. I will give them—within the walls of my house—a memorial and a name far greater than sons and daughters could give. For the name I give them is an everlasting one. It will never disappear!”

Just as parents reward their children for exceptional achievements, God grants an everlasting name greater than sons and daughters to those who observe the Sabbath. Despite this boundless blessing, when we look at the calendar, dictionary, and even the Bible (Mk 16:9; 1–2), we can find that the original Sabbath Day is Saturday, which is seldom observed.

The transition from Saturday Sabbath to Sunday worship occurred in AD 321 under Roman Emperor Constantine, who established the “venerable day of the sun,” which is Sunday. We urge all who are thirsty for the truth to come to the World Mission Society Church of God to learn more and celebrate the Sabbath with us on Saturday!

Learn more about the seventh-day Sabbath.