In Genesis 2:3 it says: “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it (or made it holy).” First I want you to see that the Jewish people did not create the Sabbath or make it holy, God did. The question I want to ask you is “Why do we need to keep the Sabbath Day holy?”
God answered this question for us in Exodus 31:13. It says: “The Sabbath is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you.” God set apart this day to be different from all other days to remind us that we are to be different from all other people. Do you set apart a day of the week to be different from all other days? Are you different from other people? Do you live according to the Word of God?