Every week people fail one of the most basic tests of their obedience to YHVH…observing the Shabbat the way that YHVH intended. Even those who profess to observe Shabbat bend the rules, get lax and start allowing other things to interfere with observing Shabbat. It is easy to do…

It is a test for us, we are constantly challenged and it takes vigilance and commitment to remain obedient. YHVH knew that when He gave us the command to observe the Shabbat.

The Shabbat is a good indicator of where we are in our walk. The way that we observe and guard Shabbat does show how seriously we take YHVH’s Commands and how diligent we are about guarding them.

When He gives us six days to do everything we need to do, what excuse can we possibly have for not honoring and guarding the Shabbat? If we are not guarding the Shabbat, then how can we possibly think we are guarding the rest of His Commands?

The Shabbat is the first Appointed Time listed in Leviticus 23…if we cannot even honor the first Appointed Time, do we think we can make up for that by honoring and observing the rest? What makes you think you will honor them too?

Every seven days it is a test and a check to see if we will obey Him and guard His Commands. If you treat Shabbat as if you can change it around and bend it to fit what you want to do, then do NOT deceive yourself into believing that you are obeying YHVH in all things.

The sad thing, is that many of those who are lax and lazy with Shabbat know it…they make excuses and justify what they are doing.

We do NOT turn Shabbat into an idol, but we DO take Abba at His Word and do as He asks us to do…we GUARD His Commands. We CEASE from our work and our works, so we learn to be completely dependent on Him. We look to Him, we trust in Him and we put our faith in Him.

We either obey Him, or we are following our own way…there is NO in between. Is He your provision or not?

He asks us to set one complete cycle out of every seven apart and keep it holy. If you are cheating on Shabbat, you are cheating on YHVH…you are being unfaithful to Him.

Why do you keep going out to gather for yourselves on Shabbat? How long do YOU refuse to keep His Commands?

Exodus 16:25-28
25 And Mosheh said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to יהוה, today you do not find it in the field. 26 “Gather it six days, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there is none.” 27 And it came to be that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none. 28 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “How long shall you refuse to guard My commands and My Torot?

Always, seek the truth…rethink, relearn, return.