“The Seventh Day: God Rests”

Genesis 2:1-3


1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.

2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.


Other Scripture References:

Exodus 20:8-11

Exodus 31:17

Hebrews 4:9

Hebrews 4:3a

John 14:1

John 14:27

Matthew 11:28-30



“Thou has made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.” (Augustine of Hippo)

“The entire work of creation was complete.  There were no loose ends to tie up.  There were no problems to fix.  No modification to the original plan were required.  Everything was completed in six days, just as God had planned.” (Dr. John MacArthur)

“God’s blessing bestows on this special, holy, solemn day a power which makes it fruitful for human existence.  The blessing gives the day, which is a day of rest, the power to stimulate, animate, enrich and give fullness to life.  The seventh day is one of perpetual spiritual spring - a day of multiplication and fruitfulness.” (Dr. R. Kent Hughes)

“When God ‘sanctified’ the day, He declared that the day was especially devoted to Him.” (Dr. Kevin Mathews)