不論你在何時何地 上帝與你同在
2012-10-07

安息日 Sabbath

那賜福的創造主,在六日創造大功之後,第七日便安息了,並為所有的人設立了安息日,作為創造的紀念。

上帝那永不改變之律法的第四條誡命,要求人依從安息日的主──耶穌的教訓與作法,遵守這第七日的安息日,作為休息、崇拜與服務的日子。

安息日是一個與上帝及彼此交通的喜樂的日子。它是我們在基督裡蒙救贖的表徵,是我們成聖的記號,是我們忠誠的標記,並在上帝之國中永恆未來的預嘗。

安息日是上帝與祂子民之間所立永約之永恆的標記。喜樂地從晚上至晚上,從日落至日落,遵守這神聖的時刻,就是對上帝創造與救贖的慶賀。

The beneficent Creator‭, ‬after the six days of Creation‭, ‬rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation‭. ‬

The fourth commandment of God's unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest‭, ‬worship‭, ‬and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus‭, ‬the Lord of the Sabbath‭. ‬The Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another‭. ‬It is a symbol of‭ ‬our redemption in Christ‭, ‬a sign of our sanctification‭, ‬a token of our allegiance‭, ‬and a foretaste of our eternal future in God‭'‬s kingdom‭.

‬The Sabbath is God's perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people‭. ‬Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to evening‭, ‬sunset to sunset‭, ‬is a celebration of God's creative and redemptive acts‭. (‬Gen‭. ‬2:1-3‭; ‬Ex‭. ‬20:8-11‭; ‬Luke 4:16‭; ‬Isa‭. ‬56:5‭, ‬6‭; ‬58:13‭, ‬14‭; ‬Matt‭. ‬12:1-12‭; ‬Ex‭. ‬31:13-17‭; ‬Eze‭. ‬20:12‭, ‬20‭; ‬Deut‭. ‬5:12-15‭; ‬Heb‭. ‬4:1-11‭; ‬Lev‭. ‬23:32‭; ‬Mark 1:32‭.)‬