The Purpose of a 7 Day Week

Nov 8, 2021 | Blog | 0 comments

 

Our month is based on the moon, our year on the sun, but what about a week?

The seven day week is based on God’s creation week.
 
Atheist dictator Stalin tried to erase God from the Soviet Union by instituting a 10 day week. People would work nine days and then rest the tenth day. It was not successful because people’s bodies could not stand the strain of working nine days with only the tenth day of rest. Others have also tried to eradicate the seven day week, but to no avail. The pattern of a seven day week is a reminder of God creating everything in six days and resting on the seventh day.
 
We also find God reminding us of this pattern in Exodus 20:8-10, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God, on it you shall not do any work… For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the Earth, the sea and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day.” Here we see the pattern for a week repeated again; work six days and rest the seventh day.
 

The God of all creation could have created everything in a split second, but He did not.

This all powerful God knew what we needed; He knew what our bodies could handle. From the very beginning of time, He set the pattern for a seven day week – for our benefit.
 
(Source: Inspired Evidence – Ruth Beechick, Genesis Finding Our Roots, 1997 pp.13,16)

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