“‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
by: Chris Galarneau.
Here in Deuteronomy’s restatement of the Sabbath command, we see that the Israelites were called to remember their deliverance from slavery in Egypt as motivation (as opposed to the reminder of creation in Exodus). We can think of the Sabbath in the same terms—seeing it as a call to remember our deliverance from slavery to sin into freedom through Jesus’ outstretched arms. We can seek rest in God because we are free from bondage. We can enjoy a Sabbath day unto God because we clearly see the grace and freedom we have been given.