God rested to establish a day of rest for his people. The seventh-day rest was to point to the one that was called the Lord of the Sabbath, Jesus, who would be the one in whom all the Sabbaths and all the celebrations would find their fulfillment.
Genesis tells us that God blessed and sanctified the seventh day. This day God created for man to remember and have a relationship with God.
God created in six days and rested from all his work on the seventh day. Though God rested from creating he was still at work.
By the end of day six of creation God had formed and filled the earth, brought his plan to completion and did it in such a way to point to the future and the coming of Jesus Christ.
At the end of the sixth day, you have the seventh. Here is what God says about the seventh day, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”
There are three main things that I want to point out to you from this passage. First, creation was finished, second, God’s creation work was done and third, creation day seven was blessed by God.
What does it mean to be a part of the Church? Two of the requirements and blessings are love and fellowship with God’s people.
And so we come to the end of the creation decrees of God and the end of the six days of creation. I close with a quote from Matthew Henry. “All his works, in all places of his dominion, do bless him; and, therefore, bless thou the Lord, O my soul!”
God saw all that he made and everything was very good.
God provides for his animals and Adam and Eve and he provides for all time.
God blesses Adam and Eve and commanded them to be fruitful, multiply and rule.