The Day of God and the Day of Rest

To help us understand how the first Seventh Day of rest stands as a marker throughout all redemptive history.

  1. The Setting (foundation) of the Seventh Day in redemptive history
    • God finishing on the Seventh Day
    • God resting on the Seventh Day
    • God blessing and sanctifying the Seventh Day
  2. The Significance (implication) of the Seventh Day in redemptive history
    • Consequences (for mankind): Example of work/rest cycle is a benefit to all who heed it
    • Command (for Israel): the Seventh Day was imposed on Israel as a binding commandment
    • Connection (for all who labor and are heavy laden): Jesus is the believer’s rest from his works
    • Continuation: (for the New Covenant believer): from the Seventh Day to the First Day
    • Consummation (for all who persevere to the end): the new heavens and the new earth