How did the Israelites in the wilderness on the sixth day prepare for the Sabbath?
"And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man." Ex.
NOTES - The Sabbath should not be a day of either ordinary labor, idleness, or amusement, but
one of rest, reflection, holy joy, worship, and helpfulness. It should be the happiest, the brightest, and the
best of all the week. Such it should be made for young and old. Very early the children can be taught the
stories of creation and redemption, and taken out amid the handiwork of God and taught to see Him and to
commune with Him through nature. Preparation for the Sabbath, therefore, is an essential to its proper
observance. God's blessing is upon the first moments of the Sabbath as well as upon the last; and, as far as
possible, everything should be got in readiness so that the entire day may be devoted to God and humanity
in the manner indicated.
In making the Sabbath, God rested upon, blessed, and sanctified the day. Gen. 2: 1-3; Ex. 20: 11.
Whoever, then, keeps the Sabbath aright, may expect that there will be brought into his life God's rest,
blessing, and sanctification.
What, therefore, did God say He would make?
How are the rise and work of this power described?
What did ancient Babylon do to all the nations?
What is the first which He took away?
6. What influence do the Bible and history show working in the church immediately after apostolic days?
By what name are those composing the family in heaven commonly known to us?
Who has everlasting life?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle