Catechism


Q. 115. What is the fourth Commandment?

A. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath Day: six Days should thou labor, and do all that thou hast to do, but the seventh Day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God, in it thou should do no manner of Work, Thou, nor thy Son, nor thy Daughter, thy Man-Servant, nor thy Maid-Servant, nor they Cattel, nor the Stranger that is within thy Gates: for in six Days the Lord made Heaven, and Earth, the Sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day, and hallowed it.

Q. 116  What is God’s will for you in the fourth commandment?

A.  First, that the gospel ministry and education for it be maintained, and that, especially on the festive day of rest, I regularly attend the assembly  of God’s people  to learn what God’s Word teaches,  to participate in the sacraments,  to pray to God publicly,  and to bring Christian offerings for the poor.   Second, that every day of my life I rest from my evil ways, let the Lord work in me through his Spirit, and so begin already in this life the eternal Sabbath.

Deut. 6:4-9, 20-25; 1 Cor. 9:13-14; 2 Tim. 2:2; 3:13-17; Tit. 1:5

Deut. 12:5-12; Ps. 40:9-10; 68:26; Acts 2:42-47; Heb. 10:23-25

Rom. 10:14-17; 1 Cor. 14:31-32; 1 Tim. 4:13

1 Cor. 11:23-25

Col. 3:16; 1 Tim. 2:1

Ps. 50:14; 1 Cor. 16:2; 2 Cor. 8 & 9

Isa. 66:23; Heb. 4:9-11

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