Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created,
in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
Comment: Well what a week it has been! Whether you see it as 7/24 or a story of creation told in a particular literary style we are left with another couple of basic Biblical principles. God rested on the seventh day and set it aside as ‘holy’. Here ‘holy’ isn’t in the sense of sinless (although everything was sinless and good) but as ‘set apart’ as special for God. And herein is another ‘Biblical pillar’. That is the principle of giving God a special day. Seventh Day Adventists working on the Jewish history know, correctly, that this means a Saturday. Paul in the book of Romans, writing to non-Jews (gentiles, so called) talks of keeping a special day for God but not tying it necessarily to a Saturday. Whatever, the two underlying twin principles are the rightness of setting aside time to specially meet with God, and the restorative nature of rest.
Prayer: Help me to live a balanced healthy life-style according to Your way, O God.