The Sabbath Was a Sign
The Lord wanted Moses to speak to Israel and to explain why they were to keep the Sabbath, “Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you” (Exo 31.12, 13).
First, the Sabbath was between ancient Israel and the Lord.
Second, the Sabbath was a sign to let Israel know that the Lord was the One who sanctified them. DR
Jesus showed the Sadducees that those dead in the flesh still live in the spirit, “But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living” (Matt 22.31, 32).
Jesus expected them to have read the Scriptures and to have read them carefully, even noting the tenses of verbs. God did not speak to Moses, saying that He was the God of Abraham, and the others, but that He is the God of Abraham.
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all other people who no longer live on earth, still live somewhere and at the last great day the Lord will reunite their spirits with their bodies and perform the great resurrection.
Are you prepared for Earth’s last great day? DR
- Deuteronomy 5.12 – 15 – The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week (sevensinthebible.com)