And they gathered it every morning, each one according to his need. And when the sun became hot, it melted. And it came to be, on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Mosheh. And he said to them, “This is what Yahuah has said, ‘Tomorrow is a rest, a Sabbath set-apart to Yahuah. That which you bake, bake; and that which you cook, cook. And lay up for yourselves all that is left over, to keep it until morning.’ ” And they laid it up till morning, as Mosheh commanded. And it did not stink, and no worm was in it. And Mosheh said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to Yahuah, today you do not find it in the field. “Gather it six days, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there is none.” Exo 16:21-26
Yahuah is telling Israel to obey the Sabbath. Let us see whether they did.
And it came to be that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none. And Yahuah said to Mosheh, “How long shall you refuse to guard My commands and My Torot? See, because Yahuah has given you the Sabbath, therefore He is giving you bread for two days on the sixth day. Let each one stay in his place, do not let anyone go out of his place on the seventh day.” So the people rested on the seventh day. Exo 16:27-30
Israel is finding it very difficult to obey Yahuah. So far we did not see a difficult command to keep and yet some still wanted to test Yahuah.
Why is the Sabbath day such an important day? Let us have a quick look.
“And I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, to know that I am Yahuah who sets them apart. “But the house of Yisra’el rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My laws, and they rejected My right-rulings, which, if a man does, he shall live by them. And they greatly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to consume them. Eze 20:12-13
The Sabbath is a sign between us and Yahuah.
Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: – mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.
Just like the Anti-Messiah has a mark on his followers so also does Yahuah and Yeshua have a mark on their followers. The Sabbath.
“And you, speak to the children of Yisra’el, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, Yahuah, am setting you apart. Exo 31:13
The Sabbath is also a memorial day of Creation.
“Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of Yahuah your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. “For in six days Yahuah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Yahuah blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart. Exo 20:9-11
A deeper study on the Sabbath day can be done in another study. Until next time.
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