Here we begin studying a series of Bible passages that reveal a repeating weekly pattern. This first calendar shows the days of creation, ending with the seventh day being blessed and sanctified. This evidence supports that the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord.
God created "time" for our world at creation:
Gen 1:14 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"
At creation God made the earth to circle the sun every year. The moon went around the earth giving us a time period of about a month (29.5 Days). The earth turned every 24 hours which gives us the day. So why do we have a week?
Creation supplies the only explaination for the 7-day week.
Gen 1:31-2:3 "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made."
Now when do you think the week began? This creation story sure looks like a week of seven days.
The first place in the bible that week is mentioned is in Genesis 29:27-28. "Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years. And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also."
This history of Jacob was written about 4,000 years ago. The week was part of his life and the people of that day. Examine the evidence that exists for the seven day week and let me know if there is some place or time other than creation for the origin of the week.
The seventh day was blessed and sanctified at creation.
Gene 2:3 "And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."
In the next "Calendar of Evidence" we will study additional evidence that the Sabbath commandment existed before the Jewish nation was established.