By Mark A. Finley
God rested on the ____________________________________________ from all His work.
When God blessed the seventh day, He was declaring it the object of His favor, a day that would bless His creatures. To sanctify something means to set it apart for a special or sacred purpose, in this case a day for His creatures to remember and honor His creative power.
“For in six days the Lord ______________ the ______________ and the ___________________ .”
The Sabbath is a weekly reminder of God’s creative power. It reminds us that our world was once perfect, and that it will be perfect once again. It speaks to us not only of a perfect creation but of a perfect Creator.
This passage describes God as ________________________ and _________________________.
“Lift up your ___________________________ on _____________________________________ .”
Why does looking toward our Creator and away from our trials make such a difference?
Write your answer in your own words: _______________________________________________
God is worthy of our worship because He _____________________________________all things.
Creation reveals God’s supernatural, life-giving power. God is worthy of our worship because He is the Giver of life, the Creator and Sustainer of all life. When we worship God on the seventh-day Sabbath, we worship the One who has given us life, the One who sustains our lives, and the One who has redeemed our lives. We acknowledge that the same God whose power created the world has the power to create new heavens and a new earth.
He will create new _______________________ and a new ____________________________.
The God who created this world in the beginning will re-create it in Edenic splendor. As we keep the seventh-day Sabbath each week we hear the echoes of eternity. An all-powerful, all-loving, all-caring God is going to create new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will reign forever. Now that’s something to rejoice about!