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Matthew Henry’s Westminster Shorter Catechism Commentary on Question 62

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Has God allowed us six days of the week? Yes: Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work. Has he reserved but one day in seven for himself? Yes: for he hath not made us to serve with an offering, nor wearied us with incense,
Isa. 43:23
. Does he claim a special property in the seventh day? Yes: it is the sabbath of the Lord thy God. Has our Lord Jesus a property in it? Yes: for the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath,
Mark 2:28
. Ought we not therefore to devote it to his service? Yes: For will a man rob God?
Mal. 3:8
Did God the Creator set us an example of sabbath rest? Yes: for the seventh day he rested and was refreshed,
Ex. 31:17
. Did God the Redeemer set us an example of sabbath work? Yes: for as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day,
Luke 4:16
. And has he given us encouragement in the work of the Christian sabbath Yes: for when they were assembled on the first day of the week, Jesus stood in the midst,
John 20:19
Has God blessed the sabbath day, and so put an honour upon it? Yes: The Lord blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it. Is it not an ill thing then for us to put a slight upon it? Yes: As they do that despise the holy things, and profane the sabbath,
Ezek. 22:8
. Has God appointed it to be a day of blessings to us? Yes: There will I come to thee, and will bless thee,
Ex. 20:24
. Are not they enemies to themselves then that neglect it? Yes: they forsake their own mercies,
Jonah 2:8
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