Exodus 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy"
Exodus 20:9 "Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work."
Exodus 20:10 " But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahweh thy Elohim, in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, not thy stranger that is within thy gates."
Yahweh has laid out to man the requirements of how to honour the Sabbath. Further Scriptures explain that we should not even do any simple work nor should we speak or do our own pleasure on the Sabbath day. We should not buy, nor should we sell. If this is so then why do so many believers dishonor the Sabbath.
In the Numbers 15:32 we see that the people of Israel saw a man that gathered sticks on the Sabbath day. The people did not know what to do to him, but Yahweh told Moses that he should be stoned to death. It's important to note, that the punishment then for disobeying Yahweh's command concerning the Sabbath was death. Therefore, the punishment when Yahshua returns for disobeying Yahweh's command concerning the Sabbath is till death.
The word Sabbath is derived from the Hebrew word "Shabbat" which means "to repose or to desist from exertion." The Sabbath is , above all, a day of complete rest, both from our occupation in earning a living, and from any activity that would cause physical exertion and draw us away from the purpose of the day. The Sabbath day is to be exclusively spent in honouring Yahweh and His Son.
Let us examine Exodus 20:10. The Fourth Commandment sets the Sabbath aside for the entire family to observe, including those under our authority, as in the case of an employee. Nobody in our household, or within our borders is exempt from keeping the Sabbath, including the very animals that we own, so that no horse or ox of ours is made to work on this day. The universal prohibition of work underscores the strict sanctity of the Sabbath. This also means that we should not accept others to do any work for us on the Sabbath day. The prohibition is for all people and the people of Yahweh must not encourage others to work.
But there is more. What about the not doing or speaking your own pleasure on the Sabbath Day? What about buying and selling? The Sabbath is a day of sober and unadulturated thought.
"If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of Yahweh, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words," Isaiah 58:13. It is commanded here that the Sabbath is not a day to be spent discussing the common place.
"When the neighboring people bring merchandise, or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath Day or any holy day," Nehemiyah 10:31. Under Nehemiyah, the Israelites were instructed not to buy or sell on the Sabbath Day. Nehemiyah through Yahweh's inspiration, understood that the Sabbath was not a day of commerce, but a day of worship and felloewship. The same concept applies to our day and age. A person can not observe the Sabbath and still participate in the world and its activities, because the world has no regard for this day and will continue to pollute it.
So to clear up any misunderstanding; Yahweh commands that the Sabbath be kept holy. This means no work, no buying and selling, no worldly pleasures at all. All persons, within our gates and borders must honour the Sabbath, even the animals used for work. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Because rememeber, the penalty for doing so is still death.
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