After creating men and women in his own image, God rested from his work of creating the cosmos as his temple and blessed the seventh day. Therefore, he provided us with an example to follow by ceasing from his labor on the Sabbath.
Even better, we can trust that Jesus’s sacrifice on our behalf is sufficient for us to enter into God’s eternal place of rest.
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[Related posts include An Israelite View of Genesis 1; God Completes the Heavens and the Earth (Gen 2:1–2); The Lord Blesses the Seventh Day (Gen 2:3); Lord of the Sabbath (Matt 12:1–8); Entering God’s Rest (Heb 4:1–13); and Obtaining Eternal Redemption (Heb 9:11–14)]
[Click here to go to Chapter 5: A View from the Ground (Genesis 2:4–25)]