Is the Sabbath only for the Jews?

Let’s look at what the Bible says in Mark 2:27, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.”

The Sabbath was made by Jesus at the creation of this world. Jews did not exist at that time. God made the Sab­bath, with its threefold blessing, for all mankind, the entire human race. When the Ten Commandments were spoken by God on Sinai to the nation of Israel, they were told to "remember" what God had given to the whole human family hundreds of years before.

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The Sabbath is for all humanity

This commandment applied not only to the Jews but also to the "stranger within thy gates." Even the Gentile (to the Jew, a "stranger") was commanded to keep the Sabbath of creation. If we admit that we belong to the human family, then God's seventh-day Sabbath is for us.

Is God’s law for Jews only?

If the Sabbath were made just for the Jews, then the whole law of the ten moral commandments was made for the Jews alone. If that were the case, then Gentile Christians may take God’s name in vain and worship before idols of wood and stone. The majority are wrong when they deny the binding claims of the entire law of God, including the seventh-day Sabbath. “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he [Jesus] walked” (1 John 2:6).

We should walk as Jesus walked...

Are you walking as Jesus walked? Jesus kept the seventh-day Sabbath as a Christian, not as a Jew. Won't you keep the Sabbath because you love God so much that you want to please Him with all your heart?