I know that this post may not get as many likes as my other, less direct posts, however, I hope some of you will hear me out.
I’m a Seventh-day Adventist. This means that, among other things, I believe in keeping the sabbath day holy, as God commanded in the Bible. According to the Bible, the sabbath day is the seventh day of the week and it is to be kept as a holy day of rest.
Exodus 20:8-11 (KJV):
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Unfortunately, although it is clearly stated in the ten commandments and in other parts of the Bible, many do not remember the biblical sabbath as a day of rest. Most Christians see Sunday as God’s holy day. Many see the seventh-day sabbath as “the Jewish sabbath”, even though the Bible reveals that the sabbath predates Jews by many centuries. God created the seventh day and sanctified it, from the very beginning of the earth’s history. The sabbath was made for humanity, not just the Jews.
Genesis 2:2, 3:
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Why would it make sense for us to value all of the other ten commandments and forget the very one that God asks us to remember?
Only God has the authority to make a day, or anything for that matter, sacred and holy, and nowhere in the Bible did he do this for any other day of the week.
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Ten Facts about the Sabbath:
A prayer isn’t a wish and God isn’t a genie. He has a lot of people’s prayers and needs to take into account, not only yours. He won’t always answer in the way you feel He should. But He always answers.
After spending the greater part of my week off working, I had planned to spend the day playing Age of Empires 3 today. However in a pretty sudden turn of events, I ended up heading to Amsterdam to meet up with a friend of mine to do some exploring (in the non-tourist style). We had 100% no experience or knowledge of the city (neither of us had been there before), nor did we have any particular goal other than to find a place where we could get some good food.
A big part of why I wanted to go to Amsterdam, besides the fact that I’d never been, was because I’d been meaning to get some more “urban/city-ish” photos for a bit. The last time I went out and took some pictures here in Rotterdam, I came away with some alright pictures and a really warm feeling inside. So, without further ado, here are some of the photos from today.
For anyone interested in visiting the city of Amsterdam, I’d say beware of all the drugs and sex which you will inevitably come across… more than once.
If you ignore all that, however, its truly a gorgeous city. I was really in awe at some of the structures I saw today. I’m definitely planning on going back there sometime soon with some more friends. Only next time I’ll have to try being a bit more prepared and see if I can get some more awesome shots. I’ll be sure to share those with you guys as well.