How is the Sabbath a Sign of Loyalty?
God’s Loyalty to Us
God celebrated the very first Sabbath with Adam and Eve at the end of creation week. That holy day served as a reminder that God provides all things. And it continues to be a sign of His love for us as our Creator and Redeemer.
Our Loyalty to God
Humanity has betrayed God again and again. There has only been one faithful man—Jesus Christ.
Though there is no longer a tree of knowledge of good and evil our loyalty is still tested. Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments,” (John 14:15) and the apostle John later stated, “By this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments” (1 John 2:3). This includes the fourth commandment to “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8).
Many Christians dismiss the seventh-day Sabbath as being unimportant or no longer binding. Others are ignorant of its true importance. The Bible teaches that as we near the second coming, God’s people will “keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12). Could the final test of loyalty be related to the one commandment that has been disregarded by the vast majority of Christians?