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74. Why did God have to rest on the seventh day?
Asked by: Male, 46-60, Africa, Christian on December 16, 2023 11:20:00 am



Thank you for the excellent question.

First, let's clear up that God did NOT have to rest. He chose to stop the work. (For confirmation that God does not require rest, see Isaiah 40:28).

Now, why did God rest? It has to do with the concept of the Sabbath. It is a day dedicated to the rest of His creation, including you and me. For example, look at Exodus 16:29 and Mark 2:27. These verses tell us that the Sabbath is made as a gift to mankind (perhaps to the rest of the creation, including animals and plants) and that it is so that men (you and me) can rest in God's provisions.

This is why we can come to worship once a week (I am open to both Saturday and Sunday worship gatherings) and completely lay down whatever struggles we have before Him.

Please let me know if you have any further questions. I want to make sure my answer is clear to you and resolves any concerns.


Answered by Dr. Sang Sur

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