Doug Van Meter - 5 Sep 2021
When Should We Rest? (Hebrews 4:1–13)
The enduring nature of the Sabbath command (the fourth of the Ten Commandments) is a question that Christians frequently ask. Many think that, while God commanded Sabbath rest under the old covenant, this was abolished under the new covenant—that Christians, in other words, are bound to obey nine of the Ten Commandments. But is this so? Did Jesus abolish the fourth commandment? Are Christians expected to obey it? If so, should we obey in exactly the same way as old covenant Israel? What does a Christian Sabbath look like? Hebrews 4:1–13 offers some insight into these questions.