A Deacon's Wife

The third commandment tell us: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days youSabbathshall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work.” This commandment is often ignored in our hectic contemporary lives. We have forgotten that “the Sabbath was made for man” (Mk.2:27). Keeping holy the Sabbath is much more than an obligation. It is a gift from God.

In the creation account of Genesis (1-2), God finished his work of creation in six days. On the seventh day God rested. God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it (Gn 2:3).  At first glance this does not seem connected to the third commandment as there is no mention of Adam and Eve giving worship to God.

The Ten Commandments were given to Moses and the Israelite s as part…

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