Sabbath – Importance of


2 Chr 36:15-21  Judah didn’t obey God even though He sent them prophets.  So, He had no mercy on them and sent the Chaldeans to conquer them and take them to let the land enjoy her Sabbaths.


Gen 2:1-3           to consecrate, sanctify, prepare, dedicate, be hallowed, be holy, be sanctified, be separate

                          How does God make something holy?  He put His presence “into” this time period.

Sabbath is the test commandment.


Jer 17:19-27      Jeremiah told to warn the people to hallow the Sabbath.  If not fire consume their cities.


Lam 1:9              Israel defiled herself with immorality without thinking of what the punishment might be

Lam 2:1-8          (LB) The Lord has rejected His own altar, for he despises the false “worship” of His people,…

Eze 20:10-25     God gave Israel His laws and Sabbaths.  They polluted then, He punished them

Eze 22:8, 15       Israel has profaned the Sabbath.  God will scatter Israel among the heathen

Eze 23:35, 38     Because Israel has forgotten God and profaned His Sabbaths (plural), they will bear their lewdness and whoredoms

Hos 2:2-4, 10-12  God will cause mirth in Israel to cease on her feast days and Sabbaths

Amos 8:4-8        Those that take advantage of the poor can’t wait for the Sabbath to be over to cheat someone


Israel and Jews went into captivity because of Sabbath breaking

Neh 10:31          Jews made a covenant not to buy food from people of the land on Sabbath or Holy Days

Neh 13:15-22    12 years latter, Jews breaking Sabbath again and Nehemiah reminds them that is why God sent them into captivity for 70 years


Isa 1:11-17        (LB) Who wants your sacrifices when you have no sorrow for your sins?  Your Sabbath meetings are a fraud!

Isa 56:2, 6-7      Blessed if the man who keeps from defiling the Sabbath

Isa 58:13-14      Take our feet off God’s holy time, 1) don’t do our own pleasure on His holy day and 2) call the Sabbath a delight.


Heb 3:6-11       

Heb 4:1, 4, 9